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The Jesus Garden *: An Easter Legend [Hardcover]

By Antoinette Bosco (Author) & Patricia R. Mattozzi (Illustrator)
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This wonderful book tells of the passion of Jesus Christ from the perspective of the plants and animals who fill his favorite garden.

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Studio: Pauline Books & Media
Pages   40
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 10.96" Width: 8.54" Height: 0.34"
Weight:   0.77 lbs.
Binding  Hardcover
Release Date   Mar 31, 2004
Publisher   Pauline Books & Media
Grade Level  Grade School  
Age  8-12
ISBN  0819839795  
ISBN13  9780819839794  

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More About Antoinette Bosco & Patricia R. Mattozzi

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Antoinette Bosco, prize-winning journalist, is a syndicated columnist for National Catholic News Service and a freelance writer with more than 200 magazine articles, thousands of newspaper stories, and ten books to her credit. Ms. Bosco also served as executive editor of the Litchfield County Times in Connecticut from 1981 to 1995. Two of her books, The Pummeled Heart and Choosing Mercy, have received a publishing trifecta: the Christopher Award, the Catholic Press Award, and the Pax Christi Award. Toni has won numerous Catholic Press Awards for her journalism and is a popular speaker nationwide.

Antoinette Bosco currently resides in Brookfield. Antoinette Bosco was born in 1928.

Antoinette Bosco has published or released items in the following series...
  1. Saints and Holy People

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1Books > Subjects > Children > Ages 4-8 > General
2Books > Subjects > Children > Literature > Fairy Tales, Folk Tales & Myths > Other
3Books > Subjects > Children > Religions > Christianity > Jesus
4Books > Subjects > Children > Ages 4-8
5Books > Subjects > Literature & Fiction > World Literature > Mythology > Children's Books > Other

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A perfect Easter gift  May 17, 2005
The Jesus Garden is so unusually creative, telling the Passion of Christ from the point of view of the flowers, trees and birds of the garden of Gethsemane. I have never read anything like this. Quietly, gently, and with a profound sense of truth, a story of staggering depth and beauty unfolds in a way that is meaningful for even a very young reader or listener. This book deserves to be a classic of Christian literature for children.
One your children will remember  Mar 8, 2005
Take beautiful springtime flowers, add adorable forest animals, and popular Easter legends in a garden setting and you have a delightful introduction to the suffering, death and resurrection and LOVE of Jesus.

This is a beautiful story of LOVE and SACRIFICE wrapped in all the life and color of spring. After the drab days of ice and snow, children can easily see the beauty of the new life brought by Jesus. It is so attractively presented that children are naturally drawn to it. The story of the passion is presented with such love and gentleness that even the youngest of children will be touched.
One to Treasure with Your Family  Mar 2, 2005
Certain books hold a special place in the heart of any parent, and on the family bookshelf - The Jesus Garden is destined to join the ranks of these precious few. Antoinette Bosco's wonderful book for children examines the passion of Jesus Christ from the perspective of the plants and animals who fill his favorite garden. The opening pages of the book enable this love story to play out, introducing us to the dogwoods, the robin, the heart-shaped flowers, and of course their special friend Jesus.

As the story plays out, we follow the Passion story from the moment of the agony in the Garden, through the Crucifixion, and ultimately Jesus' Resurrection. Most children's books that I've seen on this topic can be rather frightening, but Bosco and illustrator Patricia Mattozzi have managed to relay the story of Jesus' death in a manner which is gentle and not frightening. Mattozzi's illustrations are wonderful, luminescent depictions that warm the beautiful tale Bosco has crafted.

The book's subtitle rightly calls this "An Easter Legend", for there are indeed some imaginary aspects to the story, but its main themes of Jesus Christ's transcendent love for each of us shines through. Don't save this one for Easter - it's a story to be loved all year through!

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