The Moses Basket by Jenny Koralek

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Long, long ago in the land of Egypt, a Hebrew mother and her daughter, Miriam, hide a newborn baby boy in a basket that they float down the Nile River to save the childs life. Rescued from the river by the Egyptian princess, Pharoahs daughter, the boy is named Moses. When he grows up, he leads the Israelite people out of slavery. Beautifully retold and sumptuously illustrated, this picture book presentation of a favorite Bible story will delight young readers.
 

About Jenny Koralek

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Koralek was born in South Africa and educated in England and France. Pauline Baynes' work on The Chronicles of Narnia spans over 50 years. She has been both the winner and runner-up of the United Kingdom's Kate Greenaway Medal, an honor that places her in the forefront of children's illustrators.
 
Published April 1, 2003 by Frances Lincoln Childrens Books. 32 pages
Genres: Religion & Spirituality, Children's Books, Education & Reference. Non-fiction

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Koralek gracefully retells the Old Testament story of Moses in the bulrushes in lyrical prose complemented by stylized paintings from Baynes.

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Her telling takes a universal approach, highlighting the heroism of the baby's sister, Miriam, in her role as the baby's protector, and the kindness of the Pharoah's daughter, whose sympathy for an abandoned Hebrew baby saves the infant who will become Moses.

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