"But why do we have Easter eggs?" Thomas asked.
Mary explained. "Just as a chick breaks out of an egg, so had Jesus broken free of the tomb of death. Easter eggs remind us that Jesus conquered death and gives us eternal life."
Written by the author/illustrator team of Lori Walburg and James Bernardin, and featuring the same setting and characters from their bestselling The Legend of the Candy Cane, this story reveals the significance of Easter, which lies far beyond the wholesale gobbling of chocolate eggs and jelly beans. (Ages 6 to 9) --Emilie Coulter --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
In The Legend of the Easter Egg, young Thomas learns the deeper meaning behind Easter eggs and the Easter story itself. When his older sister, Lucy, falls sick, Thomas goes to stay with John and Mary Sonneman at their candy store. But all the candy he could desire does not cure Thomass aching heart. Only when Mary Sonneman shares with him the story of Easter does he understand the hope he hasand what he can do about his sisters illness.
Featuring the beloved setting and characters from the best-selling Legend of the Candy Cane, this moving story takes us deeper into the mystery of Christianity. Dramatic illustrations by James Bernardin underscore the chilling fear of separation and deathand the dazzling joy of reunion and new life.
From the darkness of Good Friday to the light and life of Easter, this beautiful story will remind Christians everywhere that because of Christs sacrifice and resurrection, we too will conquer death and receive the glorious gift of eternal life -- Publisher --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
My nine year-old grandson sat down and read this immediately. I liked it because it gave him an insight as to what life was like in the "old days. Read morePublished 10 months ago by William Bergeson
I should have read the description carefullyi. This book was about a little boy whose sister was sick. He was taken care of by his Aunt and could not see his sister. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Joan M. Rausch
But this book was sooo boring! I have various Easter books, but they all focus on the Easter bunny and candy, etc. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Amazon Customer
I try to get books for each holiday, especially books that explain the reason for the holiday. This is excellent for family reading and understanding.Published 15 months ago by G.Schmidt
I love the story, but I wanted this for reading or reciting to children, and the writing style fell short of the flow needed. Read morePublished 22 months ago by DLBise
My little granddaughter just loved this book she has one for all of the holidays. And this just added to her collection.Published on February 13, 2013 by Bernadette Boston