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The Worst Wish (Kidwitness Tales #1) Paperback – October 1, 2000

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Product Details

  • Age Range: 8 and up
  • Paperback: 128 pages
  • Publisher: Bethany House Publishers (October 2000)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1561798827
  • ISBN-13: 978-1561798827
  • Product Dimensions: 7.5 x 5.3 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4.2 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,454,114 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From School Library Journal

Gr 3-6-Two short Bible stories, updated with modern language. The Worst Wish is a retelling of Jesus raising Jairus's daughter from the dead. Seth finds his older sister to be a pest; he and his friends encourage her to eat soup laden with bugs and a lizard. Soon after, she falls ill and appears to have died. Their father asks Rabbi Jesus to heal her, and, as in the New Testament story, the daughter comes back to life. Trouble Times Ten is a retelling of chapters 4-15 of Exodus. Ben, 10, is afraid of water, rats, dogs, and bullies so when the plagues come, he is terrified, and his family doesn't know whether to trust Moses or Pharaoh. The plagues (frogs, gnats, boils, hail, locusts, and more) are well described. Amid all of the action is a true sensitivity to the less fortunate, as when Ben rescues his older, retarded brother as the Red Sea parts. Questions at the end of each book, presumably written by kids, help explain each story. Good choices for libraries seeking easy Bible-based novels.

Linda Beck, Indian Valley Public Library, Telford, PA

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"Good choices for libraries seeking easy Bible-based novels." -- School Library Journal

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful A Kid's Review on January 7, 2001
Format: Paperback
I enjoyed reading the book very much. I liked how it tells you how it would be to live back in the Bible days. It lets you understand what it would be like to be in the crowd trying to get to Jesus. The main characters are three young boys, Seth, David and Joshua. This story shares how these three boys deal with their problems then, which are alot like our problems today. I couldn't put this book down, I read it in two days.
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