Stories from Adam and Eve to Ezekiel by Celia Barker Lottridge
Retold from the Bible

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In this handsome companion volume to Stories from the Life of Jesus, Celia Barker Lottridge brings her gifts as an award-winning storyteller to the Jewish Bible. These texts are essential for the reading of books, for looking at the art, and for listening to the music from the past two millennia – and long before. Today, when religion is both omnipresent and strangely absent from children’s lives, this version of the Jewish Bible is presented to readers as a narrative of interest both for the compelling quality of the stories it tells as well as for the deep, resonant role it has played in Western culture. It aims to give children a greater understanding of their own cultural inheritance.

Award-winning illustrator Gary Clement has been deeply familiar with the Bible stories since childhood. He is a sophisticated artist whose acquaintance with the iconographic roots of the stories has allowed him to situate the illustrations in historical tradition while bringing a freshness and vitality to them.

About Celia Barker Lottridge

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Celia Barker Lottridge is a writer and storyteller who has written several highly acclaimed children's books, including Ticket to Curlew(winner of the Canadian Library Association Book of the Year for Children Award and the Geoffrey Bilson Historical Fiction Award), Berta: A Remarkable Dog(nominated for the Texas Bluebonnet Award, Horn Bookstarred review) and Stories from the Life of Jesus(Publishers Weeklystarred review). She wrote Home Is Beyond the Mountainsafter hearing her mother's stories about growing up in Persia and after reading letter's written by Celia's aunt, Susan Shedd. Born in Iowa and raised in the United States, Celia now lives in Toronto.Gary Clement won a Governor General's award for The Great Poochini. In addition to being an author and illustrator of children's books, he is the editorial cartoonist for the National Post, and his work has appeared in the New York Timesand the Wall Street Journal. He regularly exhibits his drawings and paintings in Toronto.
Published September 24, 2004 by Groundwood Books. 144 pages
Genres: Religion & Spirituality, Children's Books.

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The storyteller behind Stories from the Life of Jesus delivers Stories from Adam and Eve to Ezekiel, retold by Celia Barker Lottridge, illus.

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