Stories from the Bible Hardback

Stories from the Bible Hardback

 

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A beautiful retelling of the Bible describing the creation of the world, the birth of Jesus, and the many wonders of God by world-renowned Hans Christian Andersen Award winning illustrator Lisbeth Zwerger. Hans Christian Andersen Medal-winner Lisbeth Zwerger turns her artistic talents to illustrating selected stories from the Old and New Testaments. This handsome volume is comprised of biblical texts taken from the King James version, divided into twelve sections, with brief introductions to each section, as well as an index of chapters and verses. Fourteen full-page illustrations and nearly sixty charming vignettes, graced by Lisbeth Zwerger's signature wit and unique vision, enhance this elegant collection of significant Bible stories, ranging from the Creation of the World, Adam and Eve, Noah and the Great Flood, to David and Goliath, The Birth of Christ, The Last Supper, and The Passion. A thoughtful gift-for Easter, Communion, Confirmation, or any occasion. AGES: 4-8 AUTHOR: Heinz Janisch was born in Austria in 1960 in Gussing, Austria and studied German literature in Vienna. He has published numerous books, including many children's titles, which have been translated into more than twelve languages. He was nominated for the 2009 Lindgren Memorial Award and the 2010 Hans Christian Andersen Award. In 2008, he received the Austrian Picture Book Award. Heinz Janisch lives with his family in Vienna and in Burgenland. ILLUSTRATOR: Lisbeth Zwerger has been accorded nearly every prize that can be given, including the highest international award for lifetime achievement, the Hans Christian Andersen Medal. Since 1981 she has devoted her extraordinary talents to children's literature, to stories as charming and picturesque as her native Vienna. Always surprising, always engaging, her artwork combines technical mastery with an insight and gentleness so rare and captivating that she has been correctly called one of the finest illustrators of the twentieth century.

About the Author

Heinz Janisch was born in Austria in 1960 in Gussing, Austria. and studied German literature in Vienna. He has published numerous books, including many children's titles, which have been translated into more than twelve languages. He was nominated for the 2009 Lindgren Memorial Award and has been nominated for the 2010 Hans Christian Andersen Award. In 2008 he received the Austrian Picture Book Award. Heinz Janisch lives with his family in Vienna and in Burgenland.


Lisbeth Zwerger has been accorded nearly "every prize that can be given, including the highest international award for lifetime achievement, the Hans Christian Andersen Medal." Since 1981 she has devoted her extraordinary talents to children's literature, to stories as charming and picturesque as her native Vienna. Always surprising, always engaging, her artwork combines technical mastery with an insight and gentleness so rare and captivating that she has been correctly called one of the finest illustrators of the twentieth century.