Item description for The Miracles of Jesus by Tomie DePaola...
Overview The creator of Pascual and the Kitchen Angels recounts twelve miracles performed by Jesus of Nazareth, such as His calming of a storm, walking on water, and raising of the dead. Reissue.
Publishers Description After Jesus of Nazareth was baptized, he began his public life, and he performed many miracles. Inspired by Romanesque art, Tomie dePaola brings the New Testament to life as he retells the stories of twelve miracles in the Bible. "The Miracles of Jesus" begins with ?the Wedding at Cana, ? the first miracle, when Jesus turned water into wine at a wedding feast. This is followed by other miracles Jesus performed, such as his calming of a storm, walking on water, and raising the dead to life. This delightful collection filled with memorable illustrations is perfect for sharing and reading aloud.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 10.73" Width: 8.75" Height: 0.1" Weight: 0.3 lbs.
Release Date Feb 1, 2008
Publisher Penguin Group USA
ISBN 0142410683 ISBN13 9780142410684
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More About Tomie DePaola
Tomie dePaola was born in Meriden, Connecticut, in 1934 to a family of Irish and Italian background. By the time he could hold a pencil, he knew what his life's work would be. His determination to create books for children led to a BFA from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York, and an MFA from the California College of Arts & Crafts in Oakland, California.
It drove him through the years of teaching, designing greeting cards and stage sets, and painting church murals until 1965, when he illustrated his first children's book, Sound, by Lisa Miller for Coward-McCann. Eventually, freed of other obligations, he plunged full time into both writing and illustrating children's books.
He names Fra Angelico and Giotto, Georges Rouault, and Ben Shahn as major influences on his work, but he soon found his own unique style. His particular way with color, line, detail, and design have earned him many of the most prestigious awards in his field, among them a Caldecott Honor Award for Strega Nona, the Smithsonian Medal from the Smithsonian Institution, the Kerlan Award from the University of Minnesota for his "singular attainment in children's literature," the Catholic Library Association's Regina Medal for his "continued distinguished contribution," and the University of Southern Mississippi Medallion. He was also the 1990 United States nominee for the Hans Christian Andersen Medal for illustration.
Tomie dePaola has published almost 200 children's books in fifteen different countries. He remains one of the most popular creators of books for children, receiving more than 100,000 fan letters each year.
Tomie lives in an interesting house in New Hampshire with his four dogs. His studio is in a large renovated 200-year-old barn.
- He has been published for over 30 years. - Over 5 million copies of his books have sold worldwide. - His books have been published in over 15 different countries. - He receives nearly 100,000 fan letters each year.
Tomie dePaola has received virtually every significant recognition forhis books in the children's book world, including:
- Caldecott Honor Award from American Library Association - Newbery Honor Award from American Library Association - Smithson Medal from Smithsonian Institution - USA nominee in illustration for Hans Christian Andersen Medal - Regina Medal from Catholic Library Association
copyright (c) 2000 by Penguin Putnam Books for Young Readers. All rights reserved.
Tomie DePaola currently resides in New London, in the state of New Hampshire. Tomie DePaola was born in 1934.
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Reviews - What do customers think about The Miracles of Jesus?
More fun for adults Mar 15, 2004
This book, along with "The Parables of Jesus," by the same author, has great writing, but there is too much of it! I have found that younger kids, who focus mainly on pictures, get bored and restless while waiting for the reader to plow through all the text found on one page. Also, while the illustrations are colorful, they have a one-dimensional, stained glass quality that I immediately associate with "boring." Older kids who can read alone and don't rely on illustrations may enjoy these books, but I would be careful in buying them with a young child in mind. I reccomend Joel Anderson's books if you are looking for good bible stories that include great illustrations.
A vesatile author Sep 14, 1998
When my teenage children were small, we adored reading Tomie's "Strega Nona." It was not until recently I became a church librarian and realized that Tomie has written all sorts of religious books for children. We had a clown ministry in our church and so I bought Tomie's "The Clown of God", a perfect supplement! Now I have gotten several other of his books such as "Patrick, Patron Saint of Ireland" and "The Story of Mary". The lovely thing about these books is their use of actual fact told in a way ages 4-8 can understand, and Tomie's drawing style which is lively and endearing to children and adults. I like the gowns, cloaks, hoods, Mediterranean look, arches, ocean waves. The stylization is lovely! I would like to see Tomie do a book on Martin Luther, or religions of other lands. If you ever read this, Tomie, I am a great fan of your work! Keep it coming!