An endearing collection of classic poems from Robert Louis Stevenson, as well as favorite selections from the Bible, Robert Browning, Mother Goose, Christian Rossetti, and other classic children's writers. Timeless, beloved poems such as "My Shadow," "Wynken, Blynken and Nod," and "Twinkle Twinkle, Little Star" are nestled next to comforting prayers for little ones. Each of the books' four sections, A Time to Play, Day's End, Wonders of Childhood and Blessings of Faith is enhanced with the acclaimed works of the world-renowned artist Thomas Kinkade.
In this charming and insightful tale, a young and inquisitive boy, Saeed, persuades the reluctant old man Bilal, the first Muezzin of Islam, to tell the story of his days with the Prophet Muhammad and how he became the first man to make the call to prayer in Islam. Beautifully illustrated in full color for children age 7 and up.
Hebrew is a very, very old language. It was spoken in ancient Israel many thousands of years ago, and has been kept alive for centuries by Jews and scholars. Modern Hebrew was the dream and work of a man named Eliezer Ben-Yehuda. He made new words from ancient words and gave Hebrew speakers a way to say modern words such as ice cream, bicycle, and airplane. This book is a child's introduction to modern Hebrew; but more than that, it is a joyous portrait of a very special family. Its heroine, Gabi, shares in the activities of five-year-olds everywhere; she dances, she pretends, she dresses up, she helps with the baby. Her exuberance about her own life bounces off every page, and the enthusiasm and warmth of her family surround her, and the reader, with love.
The Path to Forgiveness is an inspirational journey of the heart to a place where one can discover the power of forgiveness, peace, and hope. This beautifully illustrated book offers a gentle but powerful message to all ages on the importance of forgiveness and brings hope and comfort to those struggling with pain and regret.
Featuring the wonderful illustrations of Tim Jonke, this best-selling children's book tells the Easter story from a new and unusual point of view. Three trees on a mountain dream of what they wanted to become when they grew up. One wants to be a treasure chest, another an ocean-going boat, and the third a signpost to God. Their wishes come true in a way they never expected. Children will be deeply touched as they understand, perhaps for the first time, the significance of Christ's life and his atoning sacrifice on the cross. Recommended for ages 4 and up.
Tells how the Hindu goddess Ganga came to Earth as the Ganges River- Introduces children to one of the most beloved characters of Hindu mythology - Illustrated throughout with full-color paintings in traditional Indian style The Ganges River, which flows from the high reaches of the Himalayas all the way down to the Bay of Bengal, is sacred to the Hindu people, who consider it to be the earthly form of the goddess Ganga. The story of how Ganga was born, and how she became a river, tells of a journey from a place even higher than the Himalayan mountaintops--a journey from Heaven itself. Born in a pot of sacred water, the baby Ganga grows into a beautiful and lighthearted girl, the darling of Heaven. But one day her sense of humor gets her in trouble. When grumpy Sage Durvasa is caught in a whirlwind that blows his clothes right off him, Ganga makes the mistake of laughing at him. In a rage, the sage puts a curse on her: "You must go to Earth as a river " Ganga is heartbroken and begs the sage to forgive her. He can't take back the curse, but seeing that she is truly sorry, he gives her a blessing as well: her water will purify the souls of men, releasing them from sin. When Sage Baghirath prays to the gods to help him release the souls of his ancestors, Ganga comes tumbling from the sky and follows the sage across India, the river unfurling behind her. To this day millions of people take comfort in her healing waters, and Ganga, too, takes comfort in relieving their suffering.
Sugar and spice and everything nice--that's what little girls are made of...and so much more In her first children's book, bestselling author Elizabeth George draws from the wisdom of the book of Proverbs to encourage young girls to apply the positive traits and qualities illustrated in each verse.
Judy Luenebrink's charming illustrations complement the text, which emphasizes that there is more to being a girl than simply being sweet and nice. God desires for them to be helpful, confident, thoughtful, eager, prayerful, creative, cheerful, and kind--one of His little girls
A wonderful read-aloud book and perfect gift for parents or grandparents to give to their favorite little girl
According to the Gospels of Matthew and Luke from the "King James Bible."
The story of the birth of Christ, celebrated around the world at Christmas, is one of the most beautiful in the New Testament. From Mary's meeting with the angel Gabriel to the birth of baby Jesus in a stable, to the visit of the shepherds and the three wise men, the story is rich in imagery and symbolism. Here, in a triumph of glorious art, is that wondrous story excerpted from the Gospels of Luke and Matthew from the" King James Bible."
Gennady Spirin has been described in the Boston Globe as an artist who "truly represents the picture book as an object of art." In T"he Christmas Story," his paintings are luminous and reverent. Drawing on both his classical training at the Stroganov Academy of Fine Arts in Moscow and his Orthodox Christian faith, Mr. Spirin has created a work of art to be passed from generation to generation.