BIBLE SONGS AND STORIES by Terry Gilkyson

BIBLE SONGS AND STORIES

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Sixteen major Biblical stories in seventeen pages is more than ambitious. When there are large scale illustrations by Rojankovsky -- as well -- not quite up to Rojankovsky's better work -- radical truncation is necessary. We feel that most of the literary quality and story content has been sacrificed. A long playing record is included, with folk song interpretations of childhood's favorite characters, Adam and Eve, Cain and Abel, Moses, etc. We feel that this shortchanges the solemnity of the Biblical heritage. Too much is too little space. One gets the impression that Rojankovsky hurried through this assignment, though a couple of the illustrations are superior. The stories are digested into virtual extinction. Some may wish to add the record to their record shelves. As a book, per so, however, it does not stand on its own.

Publisher: Simon & Schuster