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Title:
Children's everyday Bible
Author:
Chancellor, Deborah.
Personal Author:
Edition:
First American edition.
Publication Information:
New York : DK Pub., 2002.
Physical Description:
383 pages : color illustrations, color map ; 27 cm
Summary:
Presents simple retellings of stories from the Bible for each day of the year.
General Note:
Includes index.
Language:
English
Added Author:
ISBN:
9780789488589
Format :
Book

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365 stories-one for every day of the year -- treat very young readers to inspirational tales from the Bible, specially retold in simple language just for them. Lively, beautiful illustrations bring to life these timeless and instructional stories. DK Children's Everyday Bible is ideal for sharing Old and New Testament miracles and adventures at bedtime or storytime. A clear and engaging map is included to depict the scenes and sites found in the stories, helping children (and parents!) put the world of the Bible into context. This volume is an invaluable addition to every family's devotional library.


Author Notes

Selina Hastings is a writer and journalist.

She was educated at St Paul's Girls' School and Oxford University. Selina's first job was at Hatchards bookshop but she went on to work for fourteen years on the Daily Telegraph and for eight years as literary editor of Harper's & Queen.

Hastings has been a lecturer and visting scholar at a number of foundations and was Mellon Fellow during 2002-2003 at the Harry Ransom Research Center, University of Texas. From 2008-2009 Selina was Royal Literary Fund Fellow at Queen Mary's University, London and in 2009-2010 she was awarded the Dorot Foundation Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Jewish Studies.

Selina is the author of four literary biographies: Nancy Mitford, Evelyn Waugh (winner of the Marsh Biography Prize), Rosamond Lehmann and Somerset Maugham. She has also written a number of books for children.

A Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature, she reviews regularly and has been a judge of the Booker, Whitbread, British Academy, Ondaatje and Duff Cooper Prizes, and of the UK Biographers' Award.

(Bowker Author Biography)


Reviews 1

School Library Journal Review

K-Gr 4-Simple, lively retellings of Old and New Testament stories are presented in 366 (Leap Year is included) segments for daily reading. January 1 through July 12 includes material on creation and familiar personalities such as Adam and Eve, Noah, Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, Joseph, David, Solomon, and Esther, and various lesser good and evil kings and leaders. Some are skipped over lightly, and others, such as Moses and David, are treated more thoroughly. The overriding theme is that God asks obedience from his chosen people, but they often behave rebelliously and sinfully and are punished. A chapter that tells about the Messiah and Isaiah's prophecies forms a bridge between the two parts. July 14 through December 31 is a well-connected narrative of Jesus's life, Paul, and the early church in which Jesus's healing miracles are particularly emphasized. Many parables are smoothly integrated into the stories, and all of the important events are covered. Informal watercolors, from small vignettes to full spreads, surround the text in attractive arrangements, while the vivid colors and animated, folk-style figures add charm and interest. The daily chapters can be taken out of context but are much more effective if read sequentially. The book includes Scripture citations for each story and briefly annotated lists of the principal figures. Large type, short chapters, and the placement of the illustrations enhance its appeal and readability. Although collections of Bible stories abound, this one is a good addition for younger children.-Patricia Pearl Dole, formerly at First Presbyterian School, Martinsville, VA (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.