Christopher, the Holy Giant

Author: Tomie dePaola

Publisher: Open Road Media


Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

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A stunning picture-book interpretation of the legend of St. Christopher Because of his stature, Reprobus the giant sets off to serve the most powerful ruler in the world. At one point during his travels, the giant uses his impressive strength to carry travelers across a fast-flowing river. One stormy night, he risks his life to help a small child across. With each step, the river rises higher, the wind blows harder, and his passenger grows heavier. Finally safe on the other side, the child reveals that he is Jesus, and renames Reprobus “Christopher,” or “Bearer-of-Christ.” Stunning illustrations accompany the dramatic text in this picture book portrayal of the legend of Christopher. This fixed-layout ebook, which preserves the design and layout of the original print book, features read-along narration by the author.

Children's Books about Religion

Author: Patricia Pearl Dole

Publisher: Libraries Unlimited


Category: Education

Page: 230

View: 676

This guide makes it easier than ever to find quality children's books that focus directly on religious themes or characters. Dole offers more than 675 critical evaluations of recently published (since 1990) materials, covering everything from folktales and prose to poetry and plays. Grades PreK-8.

Around the World with Historical Fiction and Folktales

Highly Recommended and Award-winning Books, Grades K-8

Author: Beth Bartleson Zarian

Publisher: Scarecrow Press


Category: Education

Page: 394

View: 402

Whether two teachers are covering the same topic in separate classes, or designing a thematic unit with the school librarian, this handy guide to nearly 800 award-winning historical fiction for Kindergarten through 8th grade will assist all parties in the selection of high quality literature.

Money in the German-speaking Lands

Author: Mary Lindemann

Publisher: Berghahn Books


Category: Business & Economics

Page: 328

View: 903

Money is more than just a medium of financial exchange: across time and place, it has performed all sorts of cultural, political, and social functions. This volume traces money in German-speaking Europe from the late Renaissance until the close of the twentieth century, exploring how people have used it and endowed it with multiple meanings. The fascinating studies gathered here collectively demonstrate money’s vast symbolic and practical significance, from its place in debates about religion and the natural world to its central role in statecraft and the formation of national identity.

A Time to Read

Good Books for Growing Readers

Author: Mary Ruth Wilkinson

Publisher: Regent College Publishing


Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 216

View: 503

In a Time to Read, Mary Ruth K. Wilkinson and her daughter, Heidi Wilkinson Teel, have compiled a helpful guide to children's books. More than bibliography A TIME TO READ also includes essays on the nature of children, families, literature and story--and how these hold together in a Christian life, reflecting Mary Ruth's 30 years' experience teaching a literary and Christian approach to children's books.

Through the Eyes of a Child

An Introduction to Children's Literature

Author: Donna E. Norton

Publisher: Merrill Publishing Company


Category: Children

Page: 713

View: 203

Looks at the history of children's literature, discusses criteria for evaluation, and surveys genres.

The Year's Best Science Fiction: Third Annual Collection

Author: Gardner Dozois

Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin


Category: Fiction

Page: 624

View: 571

The best gets better and bigger. The two-time Nebula Award winning author and recently named editor of Isaac Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine has compiled an awesome collection of science fiction from 1985. It includes eleven current Nebula Award Finalists, and works by such best-selling and award-winning authors as Orson Scott Card, John Crowley, Avram Davidson, William Gibson, Joe Haldeman, R.A. Lafferty, George R.R. Martin, Frederik Pohl, Kim Stanley Robinson, Robert Silverberg, James Tiptree, Jr., and Howard Waldrop. The finest new writers in the field are also represented, including recent Hugo and Nebula Award nominees such as James P. Blaylock, James Patrick Kelly, Nancy Kress, Lucius Shepard, Lewis Shiner, Bruce Sterling, Michael Swanwick, and Walter Jon Williams. More than ever, this massive and satisfying book is the best buy in science fiction.