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Kings and queens of the Bible

by Hoffman, Mary, 1945-

Format: Print Book 2008
Availability: Available at 3 Libraries 3 of 4 copies
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CLP - Carrick Children's Non-Fiction Collection j BS1199.K5 H64 2008
Location  CLP - Carrick
 
Collection  Children's Non-Fiction Collection
 
Call Number  j BS1199.K5 H64 2008
 
 
CLP - Main Library First Floor Children's Department - Non-Fiction Collection j BS1199.K5 H64 2008
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Collection  First Floor Children's Department - Non-Fiction Collection
 
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Northland Public Library Children's Nonfiction J 220.92 H67
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CLP - East Liberty Children's Non-Fiction Collection IN TRANSIT
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Summary
Kings and queens can be kind or cruel, greedy or generous, wise or foolish. Some of the best stories in the Bible are about ancient rulers who became famous for their deeds. From King Solomon's wisdom to Queen Esther's bravery, Mary Hoffman skillfully retells seven biblical stories, brought to life by Christina Balit's vibrant art.nbsp;Kids love stories about royalty, and here are some of the most famous kings and queens, together in one gorgeously illustrated collection.
Contents
Pharaoh and Moses
King David
King Solomon
The Queen of Sheba
Queen Jezebel
King Belshazzar
Queen Esther
About the Kings and Queens.

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Hoffman, author of Animals of the Bible (2003), now offers seven stories featuring various kings and queens from the Old Testament, from perennial heavyweights Moses, David, and Solomon and Esther to the lesser-told figures Balkis, Jezebel, and Belshazzar. Each quick story is told in a conversational tone that is ripe for either reading aloud to young children or drawing more confident readers into the drama, but is slightly at odds with the highly formal artwork. Multiple swaths of brightly colored patterns feature in the two-page spreads, defining different textures of cloth and hair; figures are shown most often in strict profile, gazing stoically off into the distance, an effect that lends to an ancient feel. While the text's easy style is well-suited to its audience, it also leaves a few serious gaps that will have curious minds seeking out additional sources. To that end, an appendix offers a rundown of those books in the Bible in which each of these figures' stories are told.--Chipman, Ian Copyright 2008 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Subjects Kings and rulers -- Biblical teaching -- Juvenile literature.
Queens in the Bible -- Juvenile literature.
Kings, queens, rulers, etc.
Bible stories.
Publisher New York :Henry Holt,2008
Edition 1st American ed.
Contributors Balit, Christina.
Language English
Notes "Simultaneously published in Great Britain in 2008 by Frances Lincoln Limited"--P. facing T.p.
Description 31 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
ISBN 9780805088373 (hc : alk. paper)
0805088377 (hc : alk. paper)
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