Brian Wildsmith (author & illustrator)
Ages 4-8. Wildsmith, who has written several Bible stories, now turns his attention to the story of Jesus. Using pieces from the four Gospels, he fashions a narrative that hits the high points of Jesus' life, including the nativity story, the flight to Egypt, Jesus' baptism, the wedding at Cana, the calling of the disciples, the raising of Lazarus, and Jesus' death and resurrection. Wildsmith's pictures are framed in windowlike arches, set against backgrounds of pure colors. As with his other works, gold embellishments add majesty. In places the text seems like a simple recitation of events, and some of the line work has a tentative feel. Still, this is an attractive offering, and libraries that own Wildsmith's Exodus (1999) and Joseph (1998) will probably want this as well. Ilene Cooper
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In this stunning picture book, Brian Wildsmith portrays the life of Jesus of Nazareth in a series of powerful scenes, framed by gold.
After beginning with the birth of Jesus in Bethlehem and the visit of the shepherds and wise men, Wildsmith shows Jesus' youth in Nazareth, his baptism and temptation, and his teaching and miracles. Finally, Wildsmith depicts Jesus' entry into Jerusalem, his death on the cross, and his resurrection and ascension.
Children's Crown Award Reading Programs
Children's Crown Award Nominee List, 2002-2003
Choice List (2000)
32 pages; dimensions (in inches): 9.5 x 12; Ages 5-10; full-color illustrations throughout; 2000
This product was added to our catalog on Friday 18 April, 2008.