Simon and the Easter Miracle by Mary Joslin
A Traditional Tale for Easter

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Together with sophisticated artwork, a picture book retelling of a traditional European tale, with the events and meaning of the first Easter at its heart Both thought-provoking and engaging, this is the story of Simon of Cyrene —"a man coming in from the country," as the Gospels refer to him—who was ordered to carry Jesus' cross. Over the centuries, his story has been woven into Polish folklore; when Simon the farmer brings his wares to market, little does he expect how he will be involved in the events of that very special day, nor how his produce—of bread, eggs, and wine—will become important symbols of Jesus' passion and resurrection, remembered throughout the ages.

About Mary Joslin

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Mary Joslin is the author of The Lion Book of Best-Loved Prayers, The Lion Book of Day-by-Day Prayers, The Lion Day-by-Day Bible, On That Christmas Night, and The Story of the Cross. Anna Luraschi is the illustrator of numerous books, including Bedtime Rhymes, Twelve Dancing Princesses, Stories for Little Children, and The Usborne Book of Christmas Poems.
Published January 18, 2012 by Lion Hudson. 32 pages
Genres: Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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This unusual interpretation of the Easter story focuses not on Jesus, but on Simon of Cyrene, whose story is included in the Synoptic gospels.

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