Item description for The Moses Basket by Jenny Koralek & Pauline Baynes...
Overview A simple retelling of how Moses, who grew to lead the Hebrews out of captivity in Egypt, was saved when his mother and sister set him adrift in a water-tight basket where Pharoah's daughter would find him.
Publishers Description The Moses Basket retells the story of the Pharaoh's daughter's discovery of the infant Moses.
From Publishers Weekly Invitingly told in words and pictures, the story of Moses among the bullrushes
receives a streamlined, child-friendly adaptation. While passages from Exodus
precede the narrative, Koralek (Night Ride to Nanna's) immediately homes in on
the drama, so that it is up to presiding adults to supply a biblical or
cultural context. The author briefly describes the Hebrew slaves in Egypt and
the fearful Pharaoh's decree that their baby boys be cast into the river, and
then she introduces the mother determined to save her son by weaving him a
boatlike basket. 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. Baynes, best known for her
illustrations for the original Narnia books, delivers masterly paintings that
specifically evoke ancient Egyptian art in their perspectives but that retain
a contemporary sense of color and motion. Presented in a range of sizes and
laid out in various ways, the illustrations fluidly and spontaneously advance
the story. Ages 3-up. (Sept.) Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.
Awards and Recognitions The Moses Basket by Jenny Koralek & Pauline Baynes has received the following awards and recognitions -
Sydney Taylor Book Award - 2003 Honor Book - Younger Readers category
Citations And Professional Reviews The Moses Basket by Jenny Koralek & Pauline Baynes has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -
Kirkus Review - Children - 07/15/2003 page 965
Publishers Weekly - 09/29/2003 page 62
Booklist - 10/01/2003 page 333
School Library Journal - 10/01/2003 page 153
Hornbook Guide to Children - 07/01/2003 page 121
Hornbook Guide to Children - 01/01/2004 page 121
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Studio: Eerdmans Books for Young Readers
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 10.94" Width: 8.73" Height: 0.36" Weight: 0.75 lbs.
Release Date Aug 1, 2003
Publisher Eerdmans Books for Young Readers
Grade Level Pre School
ISBN 0802852513 ISBN13 9780802852519
Availability 0 units.
More About Jenny Koralek & Pauline Baynes
Koralek was born in South Africa and educated in England and France.
Reviews - What do customers think about Moses Basket?
The classic Biblical tale of Moses' early childhood Oct 5, 2003
Highly recommended for young readers ages 3 to 6, The Moses Basket presents the classic Biblical tale of Moses' early childhood, set adrift in a basket when his life was in danger. Stylized color illustrations by Pauline Baynes combines with the straightforward text by Jenny Koralek and brings to life this powerful tale in a meaningful and respectful manner.