The Parables of Jesus

Tomie dePaola, Author
Tomie dePaola, Author Holiday House $17.95 (32p) ISBN 978-0-8234-0636-4
Reviewed on: 09/01/1987
Release date: 09/01/1987
DePaola retells New Testament parables, many of which invite further discussion about their messages (some of the parables will require a bit of puzzling through for picture book readers). The palette of the illustrations has an intense, hand-mixed look; the pictures reveal clues about the stories' meanings. ""The Good Samaritan'' is included, as is ``The Mustard Seed,'' ``The Prodigal Son'' and other pieces from the books of Matthew, Mark and Luke, parables that dePaola makes into entertaining, thought-provoking material for young readers. A luminous collection. Ages 7-11. (October)
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