From School Library Journal
Grade 2–5—The retellers do a credible job of adapting more than 50 Old and New Testament selections in sequential order. Each story is related in language that evokes biblical storytelling, giving the collection the feel of a real Bible with the accessibility of a shared read-aloud. The verse from which each story is derived is given under its title. For example, the collection opens with "The Creation of the World" (Genesis 1–2
). Welply's realistic illustrations are not much different from those in any other children's Bible, but will help readers contextualize the place and time. A trusted name in children's literature, Osborne doesn't disappoint here, though she breaks no new ground.—Lisa Egly Lehmuller, St. Patrick's Catholic School, Charlotte, NC
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About the Author
MARY POPE OSBORNE and NATALIE POPE BOYCE are sisters who grew up on army posts all over the world. They work together on Magic Tree House® Fact Tracker books to give readers information about the places, time periods, and animals that Jack and Annie discover in their Magic Tree House adventures.
Mary lives in northwest Connecticut. Natalie makes her home nearby in the Berkshire Hills of Massachusetts. Mary is the author of all the Magic Tree House® fiction titles, as well as many more books for kids.
MICHAEL WELPLY has illustrated more than seventy books in Europe and the United States. He lives with his wife in central France.From the Hardcover edition.