The Easter Story

(Hardback - Jan 2000)
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With an enchantingly simple perspective, Wildsmith offers a splendid vision of the greatest story ever told.


  • SKU: 9780802851895
  • SKU10: 0802851894
  • Title: The Easter Story
  • Qty Remaining Online: 11
  • Publisher: Eerdmans Books for Young Readers
  • Date Published: Jan 2000
  • Pages: 32
  • Illustrated: Yes
  • Age Range: 5 - 8
  • Grade Level: Kindergarten thru 3rd Grade
  • Weight lbs: 1.07
  • Dimensions: 12.33" L x 9.74" W x 0.35" H
  • Features: Illustrated, Ikids, Dust Cover
  • Themes: Theometrics | Evangelical; Theometrics | Mainline; Holiday | Easter;
  • Awards: 2000 Parents Choice Award (Spring) (1998-2007) (Winner - Recommended)
  • Category: EASTER
  • Subject: Holidays & Celebrations - Easter & Lent


"Wildsmith's own passion for the story of Jesus' crucifixion and resurrection is unmistakable in his glorious, metallic-gold-hued illustrations, which tell the story more vividly than words ever could. . . . Lush jewel tones capture the richness of the narrative, and mesh in a strangely beautiful way with the simple paintings of Jesus, the angels, Mary Magdalene, and others in the biblical cast of characters. The Easter Story will make a gorgeous addition to any Easter basket." —

"The text gracefully handles the crucifixion, which can be difficult for young children to understand, and strategically includes relevant Bible verses with which a child might be familiar. The memorable illustrations with their color washes and gold tones are far from standard fare." — Parents' Choice

"Wildsmith offers an opulent and symbol-laden visual re-creation of Jesus’ last days. The actual retelling is simplified, yet faithful to the biblical account. But it is the artwork, not the text that conveys the passion of the story, which Wildsmith treats “like grand opera.”…A first choice for the Easter collection." — Booklist

"Wildsmith relates key events surrounding the crucifixion in some detail; but the glory of this book…is its illustrations…. A richly complex visual feast, masterfully integrated into a reverent, unusual interpretation: Wildsmith at his best." — Kirkus Reviews

"Wildsmith’s paintings steal the show. Combining a bright palette with generous gold accents, the art is warm and reverent — almost radiantly joyful." — Publishers Weekly


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