In the Beginning by David Walser, Jan Pienkowski


In the Beginning by David Walser, Jan Pienkowski

In his distinctive bold colour and graphic style, artist Jan Pienkowski has created an extraordinary collection of Old Testament Bible Stories for very young children. These great stories, edited by David Walser from the King James' version of the bible, make a simple text that is clear and rhythmic. Combined with full-colour illustrations throughout, the stories of Noah, Joseph and many more are brought to life in an unforgettable way.


Vivid colours and inimitable artwork The Bookseller The illustrations certainly are wonderful. Some are artistic, swirls of colour or dramatic silhouette images. Others are more cartoon-ish, people with funny expressions and cute animals, or imaginative takes on the story. This re-telling of Old Testament tales for young readers marries adited stories from the King James Bible with superb pictures from a legendary illustrator. Great seasonal gift. i - (New concise daily from the Independent) In the Beginning is a fabulous, simple collection of Old Testament stories with bold, brilliant pictures by an extraordinary illustrator. Spectator

About the Author

About the author and illustrator

Jan Pieñkowski is a celebrated illustrator of children's books and an internationally renowned master of silhouettes. He has won the Greenaway Medal twice for his illustration of Joan Aiken's The Kingdom Under the Sea and for the pioneering pop-up book Haunted House. David Walser is a writer, translator, artist and musician. His two previous collaborations with Jan Pieñkowski are the much acclaimed The Fairy Tales and The Thousand Nights and One Night.

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112 pages
Interest Age: From 3


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Publication date

1st November 2010



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