The Book of Jonah

The Book of Jonah

eBook - 2015
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Random House, Inc.
Two-time Caldecott illustrator Peter Spier’s visual retelling of a favorite Bible story is back in print! In a tale full of action, adventure, and strife, Jonah is asked by God to tell the people of Nineveh to mend their wicked ways. Fleeing from this enormous task, Jonah sets sail and is thrown overboard and swallowed by a great fish. What follows is Jonah’s journey to acceptance of God’s love and grace.
A reference section at the end of the book shares historical and geographical notes about the story, including details about the ship Jonah might have sailed on and a fascinating discussion of the ancient city of Nineveh and the location of its ruins in present-day Iraq.

Baker & Taylor
A rerelease of a previous out-of-print picture book by the Caldecott Medal-winning illustrator of Noah's Ark retells the Bible story about a man who discovers God's love after being swallowed by a great fish.

& Taylor

The Caldecott Medal-winning author of "Noah's Ark" now offers the Biblical story of Jonah from his own translation of the Dutch "staten Bijbel," with historical sidelights and illustrations of every episode

Publisher: New York : Random House Books for Young Readers, 2015
ISBN: 0375982388 electronic bk
9780375982385 electronic bk
Branch Call Number: eBOOK 221.9505 SPI
Characteristics: 1 online resource


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May 29, 2017

The author has won awards for his illustrations. Ink line and watercolour, they are nice, but hardly the best I've seen. Text largely separate from illustrations. Essentially a bible story.

Jun 23, 2016

Jonah is a wonderful story to start young children on the Bible. My 4 year old found this to be very interesting because of the highly detailed pictures that shows the whole story step by step and the easy to understand text. This was by far the best book on Jonah for children I've seen in the library.


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