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A TIME TO LOVE: Stories from the Old Testament.

Myers, Walter Dean and Myers, Christopher.

ISBN 10: 0439220009 / ISBN 13: 9780439220002
Published by New York: Scholastic, 2003. dj, 2003
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SIGNED hardcover first edition - First printing. A moving re-telling of 6 stories from the Old Testament, in the voices of the young adults involved in them - Delilah and Samson, Ruth and Naomi, Zillah and Lot, Reuben and Joseph, and Aser and Gamiel - beautifully illustrated with full-page paintings by Christopher Myers. Includes a preface and an artist's note. INSCRIBED on the half title page by both the author and illustrator and dated in the year of publication. Fine in fine dust jacket (a new. copy). Bookseller Inventory # 29260

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Title: A TIME TO LOVE: Stories from the Old ...

Publisher: New York: Scholastic, 2003. dj

Publication Date: 2003

Binding: Hardcover

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition

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Like Anita Diamont's bestselling THE RED TENT, this stunning collaboration from an award-winning father & son team finds inspiration in the world's most profound & influential literary work, the Bible

Combining the power of his finest fiction w/ the exquisite language of his poetry, Walter Dean Myers retells 6 stories from the Old Testament--all w/ YA narrators. Some stories are well known (Samson&Delilah), others less so (Aser&Gamiel). Some are straightforward (Ruth&Naomi). Others are complicated & challenging (Abraham&Isaac). But like the bloodlines that connect many of these biblical figures, a common theme courses through their stories: LOVE. Christopher's arresting artwork is grounded in the traditions of classical art but is infused with a vision and soul all his own.

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Grade 7 Up-These stories from the Hebrew scriptures tell familiar tales of Samson, Joseph, Ruth, Abraham, Lot, and Moses. The first-person narrators, however, are usually secondary characters: when Delilah tells the story, its focus shifts in an interesting way, to explore human love and betrayal. Just before the Exodus, the speaker is a boy whose best friend is a first-born Egyptian who does not survive the last plague. Reuben tells how their betrayal of Joseph (whose coat is not "many-colored") affects the loyal brothers. Lot's youngest daughter reveals her disillusionment with her father. (Isaac, a bit less convincingly, increases his faith in his father, even as he is bound on the altar.) The artwork, in various media, is variously successful. The quasi-Egyptian illustrations are delightful, the pencil drawings for Samson are accomplished, and the silhouette/collage pictures for Joseph are especially effective at suggesting the wider applications of the story. However, the artist's decision to depict Ruth, Naomi, and Orpah as black women sits oddly with the setting in Moab/Judah, and Lot's daughters have South Indian dress and features while their mother appears to be African. The reflections of Myers and his sons on their own spiritual journeys, in supplementary essays, add a worthwhile personal dimension to this contemporary effort at midrash.
Patricia D. Lothrop, St. George's School, Newport, RI
Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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