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Presents botanical illustrations of familiar and exotic flowers, trees, and plants mentioned in the accompanying Bible verses and selections
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Katherine Paterson's international fame rests not only on her
widely acclaimed novels but also on her efforts to promote literacy
in the U.S. and abroad. A two-time winner of the Newbery
Medal and the National Book Award, she was the 1998 recipient
of the Hans Christian Andersen Medal and was recently given the
Governor's Award for Excellence in the Arts by her home state of
Vermont. Her latest novel for Clarion was The Same Stuff as Stars.
She lives in Barre, Vermont, where part of this story takes place.
Katherine Paterson is the recipient of the 2006 Astrid Lindgren
Memorial Award, which celebrates her life's work. For more infromation visit www.terabithia.com.
Grade 5 Up Handsomely presented material on 45 shrubs, crops, trees, weeds, fruits, and flowers mentioned in the Old and New Testaments with emphasis on the rich symbolic values of each. Divided into three groupsplants of Revelation, Necessity, and Celebrationeach plant is cited in a Bible story or passage (quoted from the King James, New English, or Revised Standard versions of the Bible or paraphrased with graceful dignity). Plants of Revelation include the apple in the Garden of Eden, Jeremiah's Balm of Gilead, the mustard seed, etc. Plants of Necessity are foods such as Esau's lentils and Ruth's barley. Solomon's lily, the oils of anointment, and palm branches represent some of the plants of Celebration. Sometimes the categories overlap, as with the olive and the grape, which fit into all three, but the groupings help give order to the work. Most of the plants are shown, alone or in groups, in meticulous and elegant color illustrations painted from living specimens and shown two-thirds of their actual size. Botanic names are given. Each is accompanied by a lengthy caption discussing the Biblical history, usages, and symbolic meanings. Added beauty is given by an attractive variety of clear type-faces. Carol Lerner's A Biblical Garden (Morrow, 1982) is also a fine book on this subject, but it covers only half as many plants and uses only citations from the Old Testament. Pat Pearl, First Presbyterian Church Library, Martinsville, Va..
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Book Description Thomas Y. Crowell, New York, 1986. Hardcover. Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: New. Dowden, Anne Ophelia (illustrator). First Edition. Botanical illustrations, and Bible verses and selections. Seller Inventory # 3491
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