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Tomie Depaola's Book of Bible Stories
Tomie Depaola's Book of Bible Stories
Hardcover      ISBN: 0399216901

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.

Overcoming Life's Disappointments
Overcoming Life's Disappointments
Hardcover      ISBN: 1400040574

From Harold S. Kushner, the author of "When Bad Things Happen to Good People, "a book that shows us how to be our best selves even when things don't turn out as we had hoped--that is, how we can overcome life's disappointments.
Kushner turns to the experience of Moses to find the requisite lessons of strength and faith. Moses towers over all others in the Old Testament: he is the man on the mountaintop to whom God speaks with unparalleled intimacy, and he leads his people out of bondage. But he is also deeply human, someone whose soaring triumphs are offset by frustration and longing: his people ignore his teachings, he is denied entrance to the Promised Land, his family suffers. But he overcomes.
From the life of Moses, Kushner gleans principles that can help us deal with the problems we encounter. Through the example of Moses' remarkable resilience, we learn how to weather the disillusionment of dreams unfulfilled, the pain of a lost job or promotion, a child's failures, divorce or abandonment, and illness. We learn how to meet all disappointments with faith in ourselves and the future, and how to respond to heartbreak with understanding rather than bitterness and despair.
This is a book of spiritual wisdom--as practical as it is inspiring.

Karna: The Greatest Archer in the World
Karna
The Greatest Archer in the World
Hardcover      ISBN: 1591430739

Features Karna, a brave and ambitious character from the epic Mahabharata, as famous for his generosity as for his skills with bow and arrow

- Introduces children to one of the most colorful characters of Hindu mythology

- Illustrated throughout with glowing full-color paintings in traditional Indian style

- Speaks to the questions that arise for adoptive children and their parents

When Princess Kunti is twelve years old she tries reciting a secret mantra for inviting the gods into her life. She gets more than she bargained for when the Sun, himself, swoops down out of the sky in a golden chariot and presents her with a baby. "Take him back," she cries. "I'm not ready to be a mother " But it's too late; the Sun says the baby is her responsibility now. However, he points out the child's golden earrings and the golden shield upon his chest and tells Kunti that as long he wears them, the child will be protected. Kunti tearfully puts the baby in a basket and sets him afloat on the river, where Adhiratha and Radha, a poor and childless couple, find him and take him in.

Karna: The Greatest Archer in the World introduces the reader to the heroic but humanly flawed character of Karna, who grapples with issues of right and wrong, truth and lies, loyalty and abandonment. It tells how Radha helps her adoptive son, Karna, solve the mystery of his birth; how she and her husband give Karna the courage to follow his heart in the study of archery; how Karna faces his birth mother in the final days of his brief but brilliant life; and how his loyalty to a friend and his unparalleled generosity and sense of honor ultimately cause him to give his own life so that good may triumph over evil.
Cinderella: An Islamic Tale
Cinderella
An Islamic Tale
Hardcover      ISBN: 0860374734

"It's easy to feel a sense of peace after completing Fawzia Gilani's Cinderella. This humble version of the classic fairy tale is a gentle reminder that victory comes as much from a peaceful soul as a beautiful dress and a dramatic confrontation." - Luxury Reading

Cinderella is one of the oldest, best-known, and most loved stories worldwide, with hundreds of cultural variants and re-tellings from ancient Egypt and China to the present day. In this version we follow the trials and tribulations of the sweet, gentle, and pious Zahra when her parents die and she is left at the mercy of an uncaring stepmother and stepsisters. This is a well-crafted Islamic version of the classic tale in which faith, goodness, and prayer are rewarded in the end. The charming, richly detailed illustrations of Shireen Adams, set in medieval Andalusia, help bring the text to life.
What Do We Say?: A Guide to Islamic Manners
What Do We Say?
A Guide to Islamic Manners
Hardcover      ISBN: 0860373509

This book contains the selections of Du'a (supplications) in Arabic which Muslims use in their everyday life. A straightforward and simple method has been applied to teach the basic du'a to children ages 3-6 years.

Examples from everyday life are used to teach children which prayers (du'as) to say, how to memorize these everyday prayers quickly, how to understand their meanings, and the right occasions for their use. Beautifully illustrated, each prayer comes in Arabic, English, and Arabic in roman letters.

Noah's Ark
Noah's Ark
Paperback      ISBN: 0440406935
"the book is a triumph, the definitive Noah's Ark."--Publishers Weekly

Winner of the Caldecott Medal, an ALA Notable Children's Book, and a New York Times Best Illustrated Book of the Year, Peter Spier's Noah's Ark has been the iconic edition of this tale for over 40 years, in print continuously since its debut in 1977.

In Spier's imaginative retelling, readers witness the danger and the grandeur of the terrifying flood but also the lighter moments: Noah's wife jumping on a crate to avoid the rats; Noah shooing all but two bees from a busy hive; and all the animal babies being born in the spring. It's an illustration feat that's both majestic and tender.
Old Turtle
Old Turtle
Hardcover      ISBN: 0938586483

All the creatures of the earth debate which qualities God possesses, but Old Turtle quiets them all when he says that God is all those things and more

The Path to Forgiveness
The Path to Forgiveness
Hardcover      ISBN: 1592982980

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.

How Ganesh Got His Elephant Head
How Ganesh Got His Elephant Head
Hardcover      ISBN: 1591430216

The magical story of how Ganesh, the son of Shiva and Parvati, was brought back to life with the head of an elephant

- The story of one of the most beloved characters in Indian lore, made accessible for Western children

- Illustrated throughout with paintings from the classic Indian tradition

Any Indian child can tell you how the beloved god Ganesh got his elephant's head--now American children can know as well. For centuries Indian children have grown up hearing Ganesh's story--how his mother, Parvati (an incarnation of the great mother goddess), created a small boy from sandalwood soap and commanded that he guard the palace against all intruders while she took her bath. How her husband, Shiva (the fearsome god of destruction), didn't take kindly to being barred from his own home. How Shiva beheaded the boy during the cosmic war that followed, but then, when he realized that the balance of the entire universe was at stake, brought the boy back to life by grafting an elephant's head onto his body and made him the people's intercessor against the powers of destruction.

Ganesh's timeless story teaches children about the steadfast power of dedication to duty, the awe-inspiring power of a mother's love for her child, and the gentle power of compassion, which holds the world together. Accompanied by rich, color illustrations prepared according to the traditional Hindu canon, How Ganesh Got His Elephant Head will transport children to a magical world filled with ancient wisdom.
A Child's Garden of Verses: A Collection of Scriptures, Prayers, & Poems
A Child's Garden of Verses
A Collection of Scriptures, Prayers, & Poems
Hardcover      ISBN: 0849958695

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.