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Jacob and Esau (Bible Stories) Hardcover – April 1, 2000


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Product Details

  • Series: Bible Stories
  • Hardcover: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Franklin Watts Ltd (April 1, 2000)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0749636424
  • ISBN-13: 978-0749636425
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #6,409,644 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From School Library Journal

Gr 2-4-These Bible stories are retold in a contemporary, pedestrian language. David and Goliath, from the First Book of Samuel, is about the brave young boy who battles with and overcomes the giant warrior who is his enemy; Jacob and Esau, from the Book of Genesis, tells of very different twin brothers who vie for the favor of their parents. Both titles conclude with background information and discussion questions. The nicely colored illustrations are biblically stylized, appropriate for the books. Although these are Judeo-Christian stories, they are also universal because of their classic human themes-courage, good and evil, sibling rivalry-all of which are good discussion issues.-Carolyn Jenks, First Parish Unitarian Church, Portland, ME

Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information, Inc.

--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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Reviewed with Mary Auld's David and Goliath and Noah's Ark.

Gr. 3-4, younger for reading aloud. Each book from the publisher's Bible Stories series includes a retelling of an Old Testament story, told partly through dialogue and partly through narration. The good-sized type will encourage readers just beyond the beginning reader stage, while the many richly colored illustrations make the books accessible to younger children as well. The composition of the paintings has a formal quality that gives a sense of a narrative unfolding on stage--perhaps in a series of tableaux. Well chosen in terms of their inherent drama and their cultural importance, the stories of David and Goliath, Jacob and Esau, and Noah's Ark are clearly retold here. Each book ends with some helpful notes on the story and its source, a map of the Middle East during biblical times, a glossary, and a few textbooklike questions. Carolyn Phelan
Copyright © American Library Association. All rights reserved --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.


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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Joan K. Snipes on November 6, 2006
Format: Paperback
Written for children aged 4-8 years, this story is told in a straight-forward manner in about 25 pages. The illustrations by Diana Mayo are very good. I am delighted to know of this book because children need to learn the foundational stories from the book of Genesis, and this is the first stand-alone rendition of the story of Jacob and Esau that I have seen and liked. The book balances telling details of the various episodes in these brother's lives and giving a succinct overview of their stories. Unfortunately, other books in this series are not equally good.
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By Elizabeth Rose Augustine on November 15, 2013
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This is a good book in that it's accurate and engaging to young people. The illustrations are pretty decent too… certainly better than most digitized cartoony Bible story books we see en masse on Amazon…

It's worth picking up for a picture book version of Jacob and Esau.
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