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Get into the Spirit of Christmas! This activity pack contains a paperback book of the story of the Nativity, helping young children understand the meaning with clear and simple text, and accompanied by endearing illustrations that joyfully depict the wondrous story of Jesus' birth. There are also Christmas themed stencils and a colouring sheet so that young ones can create their own nativity inspired art work.
The majestic story of Christmas, from the Annunciation to the Epiphany, has long inspired great artists. The Metropolitan Museum of Art's collection is particularly rich in medieval and Renaissance paintings that depict this timeless story. Gathered here are paintings by Rogier van der Weyden, Petrus Christus, Hans Memling, and Gerard David, among others, sensitively coupled with excerpts from the King James Bible. The perfect book for the entire family, The Christmas Story is a treasure to be enjoyed year after year.
This thought-provoking exploration of an important subject covers all the major world religions, as well as some less well-known faiths. Understanding the differences between people’s religious beliefs is now more important than ever. Each religion is brought vividly to life with photographs, detailed illustrations and straightforward, informative text. Includes maps, time chart and glossary.
Twelve of the most popular stories from the Bible - six from the Old Testament and six from the New Testament - are simply retold in this edition. The power of stories such as Noah and the Flood, David and Goliath, Jonah and the Whale and the First Christmas is easy to enjoy. Every page is illustrated bringing each story vividly to life.
Glowing illustrations light up this collection of 8 Jewish folk tales - one for each day of Hanukkah! Retold by rabbi, interfaith leader, wife and mother Shoshana Boyd Gelfand, the stories are accompanied by helpful notes on symbolism and on translations of the Hebrew names. This collection includes the tales Elijah's Wisdom, Challah in the Ark, Clever Rachel and more!
Aru is only just getting the hang of this whole Pandava thing when the Otherworld goes into full panic mode. The god of love's bow and arrow have gone missing, and the thief isn't playing Cupid. Instead, they're turning people into heartless fighting-machine zombies. If that weren't bad enough, somehow Aru gets framed as the thief. If she doesn't find the arrow by the next full moon, she'll be kicked out of the Otherworld. For good. But, for better or worse, she won't be going it alone. Along with her soul-sister, Mini, Aru will team up with Brynne, an ultra-strong girl who knows more than she lets on, and Aiden, the boy wholives across the street and is also hiding plenty of secrets. Together they'll battle demons, travel through a glittering and dangerous serpent realm, and discover that their enemy isn't at all who they expected.
Rebecca Elliott tells the story of Noah’s Ark with extraordinary economy and charm, capturing all the drama and the joy. On chunky board book pages we see two lovely lions, two magnificent monkeys, two brown bears, two pretty parrots, followed by one noisy Noah (he’s snoring), one daring dove, then the ark, under the rainbow, packed with animals and ‘full of love’. It’s a triumph, the whole momentous story in just 27 words! So much of the impact comes from the illustrations, beautiful mixed-media, minimalist but full of life and emotion – it’s clear from the pictures of the animals that they love one another. Stylish to look at, fun to read, and genuinely moving. ~ Andrea Reece
Are you a super sleuth? Have you got an eagle eye? This book is perfect for budding detectives. Each page is a treasure trove of fabulously detailed pictures from the world of the Bible. Children and parents will have hours of fun trying to find people and objects from ancient times as well as scores of animals, birds and even frogs. And there's a wily fox on EVERY page to find too. As you exercise your brain solving the puzzles, you'll also become a real expert on the fascinating setting of some of the Bible's greatest stories including those involving Jesus, Noah, Abraham, Moses and King Solomon. There are Seventeen scenes in all. With lots to find, this kind of picture book is particularly great for reluctant readers and visual learners, helping all children get an overview of the Bible's history and content as they super-sleuth their way through the book. Warning: may be addictive!
Adapted for a younger readership from the author’s celebrated adult book of the same name, this illustrated history of the Silk Roads, bound in a majestic gold and blue package, is the perfect present for fledging historians. The book’s journey leads armchair adventurers along thrilling, far-reaching roads, taking in the history of ancient Persia, Constantinople, Rome, Attila the Hun, the emergence of Islam, Viking slavery, Genghis Khan, Columbus - and more - from a holistic perspective. “You might even think of the Silk Roads as the world’s central nervous system, linking all the organs of the body together”, the author suggests in the introduction, and his engaging exploration of the interplay between politics, science, religion and trade certainly gives this book far greater tang than your standard textbook. Indeed, generously spiced with exquisite illustrations and maps that inform as they enthrall, young history buffs will undoubtedly devour this pitch-perfect treasure, and grown-ups will get much from it too.
Sixty Bible stories are retold here in easy-to-understand language matched by attractive illustrations. Taken from both the Old and the New Testament some are already very familiar such as the story of Adam and Eve, the story of Joseph and his coat of many colours, the story of how David defeated Goliath and the story of the baby Moses being hidden for safety in the bulrushes. The stories of the birth, life and death of Jesus are also included.