As Mr. Butterfield carves a Jesse Tree in a dusty old church, a curious young boy distracts him by asking about the various symbols on the tree. Against his inclination, thegruff old man finds himself retelling the familiar biblical tales that trace the family tree of Christ, from the Garden of Eden to Jesus’ birth. Under the carpenter’s skilled hands, the Jesse Tree grows?and an unlikely friendship begins to take root as well.
Geraldine McCaughrean’s fresh retellings of familiar Bible events and Bee Willey’s whimsical and striking illustrations create a rich and contemporary tale that will captivate readers who know and love these stories as well as readers who are discovering them for the first time.
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The inspiration for this book was the tradition of carved Jesse trees and stained glass windows used in medieval times to tell people Bible stories. Using her skills as a storyteller and her love of the Bible, the author has written a compelling story about the creation of a modern-day Jesse tree. She weaves evocative retellings of selected Bible stories with a sensitive contemporary story about the transforming power of love.About the Author:
Geraldine McCaughrean has written more than a hundred booksfor children, including the award-winning Gilgames theHero (Eerdmans). In addition, she has won every majorprize for children's literature in England, including theCarnegie Medal, the Whitbread Award, and the GuardianChildren's Fiction Award. Geraldine lives in England.
Bee Willey has worked in animation, advertising, andpublishing. Her first love is book illustration?she hasmore than twenty children's book in print?which she nowcombines with teaching at several colleges of art. Beelives in England.
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Book Description LION CHILDRENS PUBLI, 2006. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 745949355
Book Description LION CHILDRENS PUBLI, 2006. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0745949355