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EVE AND HER SISTERS by Yona Zeldis McDonough


Women of the Old Testament

by Yona Zeldis McDonough & illustrated by Malcah Zeldis

Pub Date: April 1st, 1994
ISBN: 0-688-12512-3
Publisher: Greenwillow Books

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)