DAVID AND GOLIATH by Leonard Everett Fisher

DAVID AND GOLIATH

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Age Range: 4 & up
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KIRKUS REVIEW

 In the style of Fisher's Cyclops (1991), etc.: a straightforward retelling accompanied with powerful full-bleed paintings using close-ups and low points of view that pull readers into the action. Fisher's simple, prosaic text is arguably a valid choice for accessibility, but the biblical original--in any standard translation--would do his heroic art more honor. His figures are monumental, yet subtly characterized: David strong yet complex and introspective; Saul ambivalent, a touch self-indulgent; Goliath thick-necked and brutish. His palette of intense color--apricot, sharp greens and pinks, rich blues and purples, dramatically highlighted and shadowed--is extraordinarily effective. A handsome pictorial narrative that would splendidly interpret whichever text accompanied it. (Nonfiction/Picture book. 4+)

Pub Date: April 15th, 1993
ISBN: 0-8234-0997-X
Page count: 32pp
Publisher: Holiday House
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: April 15th, 1993




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