cover image Tomie dePaola's Book of Bible Stories

Tomie dePaola's Book of Bible Stories

Tomie dePaola. Putnam Publishing Group, $27.99 (128pp) ISBN 978-0-399-21690-9

In this 128-page anthology of 37 Bible stories and prayers, dePaola wisely works from the New International Version, the contemporary translation of the Bible, to make these tales accessible to young readers. Jonah in the whale, Noah and his animal pairs headed for the ark, Moses with the burning bush: all are presented in an appealing style, with well-integrated details that enrich the telling. Those who already love dePaola and his trademark characters will be predisposed to appreciate this comprehensive collection. All ages. (Sept.)