This is an optimistic interpretation of the first Easter, as seen through the eyes of young children living at the time of the Resurrection. Joel awakens one morning to the sound of exhilarating news: ""Jesus lives"". After father relates the happy story of this discovery, the children dash through the town spreading the news to all of Jesus' friends. The day ends as all return to bed with the knowledge that Jesus will live on ""forever and ever and always"". The large illustrations by June Goldsborough in color and black and white reflect the joyous spirit of the book. The text, written simply and in large type is designed for beginning readers, or to be heard aloud by pre- school children.