Item description for Stories from the Life of Jesus by Celia Barker Lottridge & Linda Wolfsgruber...
Overview The Gospels are presented to readers in their cultural context and as a narrative, of interest both for the compelling quality of the life it reveals and for the deep, resonant role they have played for all who live in the Christian and post-Christian world.
Publishers Description The stories from the Gospels about the life of Jesus are among the cornerstones of Western culture. These texts are essential for the reading of books, for looking at art, and for listening to music. Today, when religion is both omnipresent and strangely absent from children's lives, this version of the Gospels is presented to readers in their cultural context and as a narrative of interest both for the quality of the life it tells as well as for the deep, resonant role it has played in the lives of all of us who live in the Christian and post-Christian world. The parables are so freshly told that they seem new again. Linda Wolfsgruber, the illustrator for this lavish book, has been deeply familiar with the Bible stories since her childhood in the deeply Catholic Sud Tyrol--today Alto Adige. Her acquaintance with the iconographic roots of the stories enables her to situate the illustrations in historical tradition. At a time when many groups claim to hold the absolute truth about one religion or another, these books focus on the stories themselves. They aim to give children a greater understanding of their own cultural inheritance.
Citations And Professional Reviews Stories from the Life of Jesus by Celia Barker Lottridge & Linda Wolfsgruber has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -
Wilson Children's Catalog - 01/01/2005 page 5
Quill & Quire - 04/01/2004 page 41
Publishers Weekly - 04/26/2004 page 62
Booklist - 05/01/2004 page 1558
Horn Book Magazine - 07/01/2004 page 468
Hornbook Guide to Children - 01/01/2004 page 405
School Library Journal - 11/01/2004 page 169
Hornbook Guide to Children - 07/01/2004 page 405
School Library Journal - 04/01/2005 page 47
Wilson Middle/Junior Hi Catalo - 01/01/2005 page 45
Wilson Children's Catalog - 01/01/2006 page 42
Wilson Middle/Junior Hi Catalo - 01/01/2009 page 61
Wilson Children's Catalog - 01/01/2010 page 56
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Studio: Groundwood Books
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 10.28" Width: 7.4" Height: 0.81" Weight: 1.5 lbs.
Release Date Feb 24, 2004
Publisher Groundwood Books
ISBN 0888994974 ISBN13 9780888994974
Availability 0 units.
More About Celia Barker Lottridge & Linda Wolfsgruber
About the Author: Celia Barker Lottridge, a children's librarian and storyteller, has been associated with The Children's Bookstore, Toronto, for several years.
Celia Barker Lottridge currently resides in Toronto Ontario.