The Coat of Many Colors by Jenny Koralek

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A long time ago in Israel, ten brothers grew jealous of their fathers favorite son, Joseph, and of his wonderful coat of many colors. They decided to teach Joseph a lesson he wouldnt forget. . . . This exciting retelling, with images by one of the twentieth centurys most distinguished illustrators, makes a perfect first Bible story for very young readers.

About Jenny Koralek

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Koralek was born in South Africa and educated in England and France. Pauline Baynes has produced hundreds of wonderful illustrations for the seven books in The Chronicles of Narnia. In 1968 she was awarded the prestigious Kate Greenaway Medal for her outstanding contribution to children's literature.
Published August 15, 2004 by Eerdmans Books for Young Readers. 32 pages
Genres: Religion & Spirituality, Children's Books.

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The Old Testament story of Joseph and his many-colored coat is retold in a clear and straightforward fashion in this well-designed and brightly illustrated edition.

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But not for long" covers the two years Joseph serves as slave before deciphering the pharoah's dream and being freed), but the author keeps the story child-friendly, emphasizing the strong note of Joseph's forgiveness and contrasting it with the very human, wicked behavior of his brethren.

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