EVE AND HER SISTERS by Yona Zeldis McDonough

EVE AND HER SISTERS

Women of the Old Testament
Age Range: 4 - 8
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KIRKUS REVIEW

 Subtitled Women of the Old Testament, a handsome picture book showcasing the vibrant paintings of ``an internationally known folk artist.'' Zeldis depicts well-known figures--Rebecca at the well, Yokheved hiding her son Moses, Jael killing Sisera- -in full-page art supplemented with freely drawn borders for her daughter's summaries of their stories. These are accessible, but too terse to convey much drama or feeling; and while the paintings are strikingly decorative, their liveliness resides in composition and color juxtapositions rather than gesture, action, or even a sense of place. A visually attractive offering that does pull these stories together; but send those who can handle it on to Alice Bach's meatier Miriam's Well (1991). (Bible/Picture book. 4-8)

Pub Date: April 1st, 1994
ISBN: 0-688-12512-3
Page count: 32pp
Publisher: Greenwillow/HarperCollins
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: May 15th, 1994




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