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Selected Gospel verses, illustrated in full color and gilt, present the story of Easter for young readers. Reissue.
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JAN PIENKOWSKI is a distinguished illustrator of children’s books. Born in Warsaw, Poland, in 1936, he spent his childhood there under German occupation and moved to England shortly after the war. He studied English literature and classics at Cambridge and became a designer after graduation. Since then he has illustrated more than fifty children’s books and was twice awarded England’s highest honor for children’s book illustration, the Kate Greenaway Medal.From School Library Journal:
Grade 4 Up-- Dazzling beauty and poignant emotion suffuse these illustrations, which give an intensely personal interpretation of the King James version of the Easter gospels. The principal events are shown with such dramatic force through the use of agitated black silhouettes upon vividly colored backgrounds that the effect is almost shocking. Jesus' slender, often hunched figure aches with human suffering. His disciples are truly ordinary, slightly unkempt men undergoing a bewildering experience. In contrast to these stark figures enclosed in frames are exquisite representations of the stems and branches of plants and trees done in luminous colors and highlighted with gleaming gold, which sweep freely across the same pages. Symbols of spring and renewed life abound. The typography is large and clear, with initial letters gorgeously decorated in the style of an illuminated manuscript. Like the impressive He Is Risen (Holiday, 1985), adapted by Elizabeth Winthrop and illustrated by Charles Mikolaycak, this book is more suited to older children and adults than to the usual picture book audience, not only because of the Shakespearean English but also because of the sophistication of the illustrations. An understanding of the Passion of Jesus Christ is essential also to their appreciation, although they could be used as a starting point for teaching about Easter. Librarians will want to have both books. --Patricia Pearl, First Presbyterian School, Martinsville, Va.
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