The brave harpist David, King Saul, and their enemy, the Philistine giant Goliath, come vividly to life in a brightly illustrated retelling of the famous biblical tale.
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Kindergarten-Grade 3-- Once again, Fisher offers a vigorous retelling of an ancient story in an exciting picture book. The drama--one small boy, armed with only five smooth stones, a slingshot, and his faith in God, standing alone to face and defeat a formidable giant--is underscored by bold visual images. Both the spare, unadorned text and illustrations remain focused on David and his act of faith and courage. The strong composition; pure, subdued color; and definite brush strokes create blocky figures that are then molded into solid forms by the sensitive interplay of light across their surfaces. Figures fill and sometimes overflow the page, enhancing the larger-than-life, mythic quality. Fine design further complements the power of both story and pictures. An excellent addition. --Linda Boyles, Alachua County Library District, Gainesville, FL
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In the style of Fisher's Cyclops (1991), etc.: a straightforward retelling accompanied with powerful full-bleed paintings using close-ups and low points of view that pull readers into the action. Fisher's simple, prosaic text is arguably a valid choice for accessibility, but the biblical original--in any standard translation--would do his heroic art more honor. His figures are monumental, yet subtly characterized: David strong yet complex and introspective; Saul ambivalent, a touch self-indulgent; Goliath thick-necked and brutish. His palette of intense color--apricot, sharp greens and pinks, rich blues and purples, dramatically highlighted and shadowed--is extraordinarily effective. A handsome pictorial narrative that would splendidly interpret whichever text accompanied it. (Nonfiction/Picture book. 4+) -- Copyright ©1993, Kirkus Associates, LP. All rights reserved.
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Book Description Holiday House, 1993. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P11082340997X
Book Description Holiday House. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 082340997X New Condition. Bookseller Inventory # NEW7.1842597