Tomie dePaola's Book of Bible Stories

Tomie dePaola's Book of Bible Stories

by Tomie dePaola


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Originally published in 1990, this stunningly illustrated collection is now a classic. Tomie dePaola lovingly brings to life thirty-seven well-known Bible stories and Psalms, featuring some of the most memorable and significant people in both the Old and New Testaments.

Readers will be caught up in the dramatic events of the stories, all vividly portrayed in wonderful detail-including Noah's Ark, David and Goliath, Jonah and the Big Fish, and accounts of Jesus' life, death and resurrection.

With its brilliant illustrations, and the addition of a note from Tomie and a beautifully redesigned jacket, this special anniversary edition is perfect for the whole family to share.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780399216909
Publisher: Penguin Young Readers Group
Publication date: 11/11/2010
Pages: 128
Sales rank: 761,651
Product dimensions: 9.19(w) x 11.56(h) x 0.68(d)
Age Range: 4 - 8 Years

About the Author

Tomie dePaola was born in Meriden, Connecticut, in 1934 to a family of Irish and Italian background. By the time he could hold a pencil, he knew what his life's work would be. His determination to create books for children led to a BFA from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York, and an MFA from the California College of Arts & Crafts in Oakland, California.

It drove him through the years of teaching, designing greeting cards and stage sets, and painting church murals until 1965, when he illustrated his first children's book, Sound, by Lisa Miller for Coward-McCann. Eventually, freed of other obligations, he plunged full time into both writing and illustrating children's books.

He names Fra Angelico and Giotto, Georges Rouault, and Ben Shahn as major influences on his work, but he soon found his own unique style. His particular way with color, line, detail, and design have earned him many of the most prestigious awards in his field, among them a Caldecott Honor Award for Strega Nona, the Smithsonian Medal from the Smithsonian Institution, the Kerlan Award from the University of Minnesota for his "singular attainment in children's literature," the Catholic Library Association's Regina Medal for his "continued distinguished contribution," and the University of Southern Mississippi Medallion. He was also the 1990 United States nominee for the Hans Christian Andersen Medal for illustration.

Tomie dePaola has published almost 200 children's books in fifteen different countries. He remains one of the most popular creators of books for children, receiving more than 100,000 fan letters each year.

Tomie lives in an interesting house in New Hampshire with his four dogs. His studio is in a large renovated 200-year-old barn.

- He has been published for over 30 years.
- Over 5 million copies of his books have sold worldwide.
- His books have been published in over 15 different countries.
- He receives nearly 100,000 fan letters each year.

Tomie dePaola has received virtually every significant recognition forhis books in the children's book world, including:

- Caldecott Honor Award from American Library Association
- Newbery Honor Award from American Library Association
- Smithson Medal from Smithsonian Institution
- USA nominee in illustration for Hans Christian Andersen Medal
- Regina Medal from Catholic Library Association

copyright © 2000 by Penguin Putnam Books for Young Readers. All rights reserved.


Connecticut and New Hampshire

Date of Birth:

September 15, 1935

Place of Birth:

Meriden, CT

Table of Contents

The wolf will live with the lamb5
The Old Testament9
God Creates the World11
Adam and Eve Disobey God15
Cain and Abel18
Noah and the Great Flood21
The Tower of Babel27
Abraham Offers Isaac to God28
Pharaoh's Daughter Finds Moses32
Moses and the Burning Bush35
The Israelites Cross the Red Sea39
Moses Receives the Ten Commandments43
The Fall of Jericho48
Samson and His Great Strength50
Naomi and Ruth57
David and Goliath59
Esther Saves Her People64
Daniel in the Den of Lions68
Jonah and the Great Fish73
The Lord Is My Shepherd76
The Lord Watches Over You78
Let Everything Praise the Lord79
The New Testament81
An Angel Visits Mary83
Jesus Is Born84
The Visit of the Magi88
The Boy Jesus at the Temple93
Jesus Is Baptized94
Jesus Feeds the Five Thousand96
Jesus Walks on the Water99
The Transfiguration100
The Story of the Good Samaritan102
Jesus Enters Jerusalem104
The Lord's Supper106
Jesus Prays at Gethsemane110
Jesus Dies on the Cross113
The Resurrection118
The Holy Spirit Comes at Pentecost120
Love Is Most Important122
Praise the Lord Everywhere124
Index of Bible Text126

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Tomie dePaola's Book of Bible Stories 2.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a wonderful book for children who are ages 5-12. (It is not inteded to be a book for toddlers to flip through on their own.) Non-readers can enjoy listening to a parent read to them and competent readers can enjoy reading on their own. The text is written in a story format and the illustrations are engaging. I am a 4h grade teacher at a Catholic elementary school and my students really it when we read from this book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I purchased this book for my preschooler since it was advertised in the preschool section of scholastic book club. I thought it would be a nice picture book with with age appropriate stories. Unfortuneatley it was very wordy and difficult for my daughter to comprehend. There were not many pictures to correspond with the bible stories. I was extremely disappointed. I would not buy this book if I were you.