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Titel: The Jesse Tree
Verlag: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Company
Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: As Mr. Butterfield carves a Jesse Tree in an old dusty church, a curious young boy distracts him, asking about the various symbols on the tree. The old man finds himself retelling the familiar biblical tales that trace the lineage 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 contemporary tale, perfect for reading during Advent or anytime. Buchnummer des Verkäufers ABE_book_new_0802852882
Inhaltsangabe: "What are you doing, mister?" The old man ran a creased hand over his half-completed woodwork. "I'm carving a Jesse tree, if you must know. Now run along out of here. A church isn?t for playing in." "Is that your name, then? Jesse?" The carpenter was impatient to get back to work. "Of course not. A Jesse tree is a very ancient tradition. A thousand years ago, every church had a Jesse tree. A stained-glass window or a carved wooden screen . . . Nowadays, it?s a lost art."As Mr. Butterfield carves a Jesse Tree in an old dusty church, a curious young boy distracts him, asking about the various symbols on the tree. Against his better judgment, the old man finds himself retelling the familiar Biblical tales that trace the lineage 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, perfect for reading during Advent or anytime.The Jesse Tree will captivate readers who know and love the Bible stories as well as those who are reading them for the first time.
Über den Autor:
Geraldine McCaughrean has written more than a hundred books for children, including the award-winning Gilgames the Hero (Eerdmans). In addition, she has won every major prize for children’s literature in England, including the Carnegie Medal, the Whitbread Award, and the Guardian Children’s Fiction Award. Geraldine lives in England.
Bee Willey has worked in animation, advertising, and publishing. Her first love is book illustration—she has more than twenty children’s book in print—which she now combines with teaching at several colleges of art. Bee lives in England.
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