The Light of the World by Katherine Paterson
The Life of Jesus for Children

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Two-time Newbery Award-winning author Katherine Paterson tells the story of Jesus's life with extraordinary clarity and grace, accompanied by paintings as human and reverent as the text.

"When the people looked at all the sadness and evil in the world, they had trouble believing that God was in charge. 'God's kingdom,' said Jesus, 'is as tiny as the smallest of seeds, but when it is planted it grows into such a huge tree that the birds make their nests in its branches.'"
Newbery Medalist & minister's wife Katherine Paterson retells the life of Jesus in simple, beautiful language for all ages, making the story new again through her trademark generosity and compassion. Iconic images from Jesus's life light the text with the same warmth and directness. A perfect gift book!
 

About Katherine Paterson

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Katherine Paterson was born in Qing Jiang, Jiangsu, China in 1932. She attended King College in Bristol, Tennessee and then graduate school in Virginia where she studied Bible and Christian education. Before going to graduate school, she was a teacher for one year and after graduate school, she moved to Japan to be a missionary. Her first book, Sign of the Chrysanthemum was published in 1991. Other titles to follow included The Bridge to Terabithia and Jacod Have I Loved which both won her a Newbery Award, The Great Gilly Hopkins, Lyddie and The Master Puppeteer. In addition to the Newbery Award, she is the recipient of numerous others including the Scott O'Dell Award, the National Book Award for Children's Literature, the American Book Award, the American Library Association's Best Books for Young Adults Award and the New York Times Outstanding Books of the Year Award. She was also honored with the Hans Christian Anderson Award. Jonah Winter is the author of many acclaimed picture books, including "Dizzy," about Dizzy Gillespie; "Diego," a biography of Diego Rivera; F"rida," about artist Fried Kahlo, which was a Parents' Choice Gold Medal winner; and "The 39 Apartments of Ludwig Van Beethoven," He lives in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Francois Roca is the illustrator of several books, including "Twenty-OneElephants" and S"till Standing by April Prince Jones." He lives in Paris. "From the Hardcover edition.
 
Published January 1, 2008 by Arthur A. Levine Books. 48 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Religion & Spirituality, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Newbery Medalist Paterson turns her talents and considerable experience as a religious educator to interpreting the life of Jesus in a style that children will understand.

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Gass, the David May Distinguished University Professor in the Humanities at Washington University in St. Louis, is the author of ''Habitations of the Word'' and other books Published: April 29, 1990 Sign In to E-Mail

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Sun illuminates Jesus as he leads his disciples across tawny desert, and light from an unseen source falls upon the lame man whom the offstage Jesus heals;

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