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A simply-phrased and evocatively illustrated retelling of the story of the nativity from the moment Mary is told by the angel Gabriel that she is to be the mother of a baby boy. Mary’s doubts and the subsequent story of the birth of the baby in a stable and the worshippers who are led to him by the bright shining star are atmospherically captured in words and pictures.
An elegantly illustrated collection of favourite Bible stories with an interesting twist. Margaret McAllister imaginatively retells these tales from the point of view of the children involved. Alida Massari's illustration style, inspired by ancient art and architecture and full of grace and sophistication, is perfectly suited to the book. A beautiful and informative title.
Angels in the Bible for Little Ones gives children a fascinating look into how powerful behind-the-scenes helpers interacted with Bible greats such as Abraham, Daniel, and Mary, acting as messengers, protectors, warriors, and more. This padded cover board book, written by bestselling author Allia Zobel Nolan and illustrated by Alisa Massari, brings eight stories from the Bible to life for little ones.
From the Greek myth of the Trojan Horse. King Odysseus is happy at home with his loving wife and baby son. Then King Menelaus asks him to help bring Queen Helen back from the city of Troy. For ten years the Greeks besiege Troy, but they can't break into the city until Odysseus thinks of a plan. The Usborne English Readers series is a new range of graded readers in simplified English for younger learners. They include activities, glossaries and a full audio recording of the text in both British English and American English.
Lois Rock and Alida Massari have teamed up to create a Bible story book full of inspiration and delight, sure to elicit moments of contemplation. Thoughtfully written, each section begins with a Bible quote and ends with a prayer or psalm that fits the theme of the story to help you reflect further on what you have read. Alida Massari's illustrations fit perfectly with the meditative theme, being both richly coloured and deeply peaceful. Includes 20 stories across the Old and New Testaments.
An elegantly illustrated collection of ten favourite Bible stories with an interesting twist. Margaret McAllister imaginatively retells these tales from the point of view of the women involved: Noah's wife, Miriam, Ruth, Mary mother of Jesus, Pilate's wife, Mary Magdalene are among some of the women who put their side of the story forward. A stylish compilation of Bible stories with a difference, this is a perfect gift for girls and boys alike.
A classic retelling of the first Easter, drawing on key episodes from the Gospels and explaining Biblical story for children aged five to seven. Alida Massari's distinctive illustrations feature throughout with a mixture of full page art, vignettes, and borders in elegant shades of blue, yellow and green. A partner to The Story of Christmas, also by Mary Joslin and Alida Massari.
This elegantly illustrated picture hardback collects together the stories of men and women, leading remarkable and inspirational lives in the Christian faith. Margaret McAllister tells the stories in her own inimitable style - lively, touching and vivid. Some stories are told in the first person, others as if by onlookers, giving variety to the tales, and each concludes with extra information about the life of the saint. Alida's illustration style, which is inspired by ancient art and architecture, is perfectly suited to the book, full of grace and sophistication. A beautiful and informative book. The stories are: Peter, Paul, Perpetua and Felicity, Patrick, Cyril and Methodius, Francis and Clare, Martin de Porres, Teresa of Avila, Ignatius of Loyola, Bernadette of Lourdes, Padre Pio: Saint Pio of Pietrelcina, and Josephine Bakhita.
An elegantly illustrated collection of thirteen lesser-known Bible stories. Margaret McAllister imaginatively retells these tales of often-forgotten people, specially chosen for their care and compassion towards the vulnerable, and their (sometimes unexpected) strength of character. Balaam, Hagar, Mephibosheth, Naboth's Vineyard, The Widow, Naaman's Servant, Ebedmelech, Elizabeth, Centurion, The Servants in the Courtyard, Dorcas, Barnabas, Eunice, Philemon
The Russian folktale retold for children growing in reading confidence and ability. Prince Ivan sets off in search of the Firebird, which has been stealing his father's golden apples. A story of bravery, determination and magic that has captivated generations, and inspired iconic paintings, music and ballet. Part of the Usborne Reading Programme developed with reading experts at the University of Roehampton.
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