Award-winning illustrator Neil Waldman and his daughter, Sarah, combine their talents for the first time to capture in words and art the childlike joy and wonder of the creation story from the book of Genesis. “A joyous use of contemporary graphics to retell the first story.”-Kirkus Reviews
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Celebrated illustrator Waldman (creator of the stylish covers of several Gary Paulsen novels in addition to his own interpretation of The Highwayman ) teams up with his teenage daughter for this straightforward retelling of the Creation story from Genesis. The text, which retains familiar biblical cadences, is set in large white type, contrasting boldly with the succession of blue-black pages. Likewise, the bright bands of color decorating the letters of the title on the jacket seem ready to burst out of the darkness that contains them. Waldman's vibrant acrylics achieve a mosaic effect with daubs of green, blue and purple in various hues. Streaks of pink and orange are incorporated into the art as the text progresses; similarly, the margins framing the art lighten from black to a serene blue-gray. Waldman depicts the first day as a swirl of primarily dark brush strokes against a pitch-black background, while the seventh day features a full-color landscape populated by all forms of life. An afterword informs readers that "although there are differences, Judaism, Christianity and Islam share the underlying concept of this creation story." The carefully crafted design elements effectively underscore the significance of the event portrayed. Ages 4-8.
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Book Description Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1993. Hard Cover. Book Condition: NEW. Dust Jacket Condition: NEW. Waldman, Neil (illustrator). First Edition. 1st Edit 1st print, hardcover with dust jacket, NEW, no marks or blemishes, dust jacket (not price-clipped) is bright and glossy. Immed shipping w/tracking incl. Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 016415
Book Description HMH Books for Young Readers, 1993. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110152208704
Book Description HMH Books for Young Readers. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 0152208704 New Condition. Bookseller Inventory # NEW7.0033515
Book Description Harcourt Children's Books, 1993. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0152208704