Kings and Queens of the Bible
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Kings and Queens of the Bible

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Kings and queens take the spotlight in many of the Old Testament's most memorable stories. Mary Hoffman reveals the colourful personalities behind the thrones of Israel and its surrounding kingdoms. Meet Rameses II of Egypt, the Israelite kings David and Solomon, the fabulous Queen of Sheba, the Phoenician Queen Jezebel, Belshazzar of Babylon and Queen Esther of Persia.show more

Product details

  • 0-5
  • Hardback | 40 pages
  • 270 x 270 x 10mm | 430g
  • Frances Lincoln Publishers Ltd
  • Frances Lincoln Childrens Books
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1845071255
  • 9781845071257
  • 1,552,171

Review quote

There are, of course, some strong female role models in the Bible and the book conveys this well. The illustrations, by Christina Balit, are very bright, stylised and sumptuous. Many profiles are used, in Egyptian style. There is a sense within each picture that these are extraordinary people doing extraordinary things, and their dignity communicates strongly.' || Sumptuously illustrated, this is a picture book to savour. There is an almost mosaic, tactile quality about the massive pictures that this book. The personalities described, Solomon, David, the Queen of Sheba, are all larger than life. That, after all is the reason we continue to learn from the stories told about them. The pictures certainly enhance that impression. Some of the stories selected are well known but not all, Queen Esther is less celebrated and it is appropriate to include some characters that will add to the existing biblical knowledge of the reader. The stories, both new and familiar, are told simply but with a charm that encourages the reader to enter into the world of the characters. This is a KS2 text but could easily satisfy older readers or be used in a Sunday school setting with even younger children. || This lavish book would make a great gift for children aged seven and over.show more

About Mary Hoffman

Christina Balit was born in Manchester but grew up in the Middle East. She studied at Chelsea School of Art and the Royal College of Art, and also attended Morley Theatre School and Questors Theatre School. She has exhibited widely and is also a playwright. Her books have won several nominations, commendations and a shortlist place for the Kate Greenway Medal. Kingdom of the Sun (written by Jaqueline Mitton), won the 2002 English Association Award for non-fiction. To learn more about Christina Balit click here MARY HOFFMAN is the internationally acclaimed author of over 100 books for children, ranging from picture books to teenage fiction. Her first picture book for Frances Lincoln, Amazing Grace, has become a classic which, with its sequels in the series, has sold 1.5 million copies worldwide. Mary's other picture books for Frances Lincoln include The Colour of Home with Karin Littlewood and An Angel Just Like Me with Cornelius van Wright, as well as the hugely successful The Great Big Book of Families, The Great Big Book of Feelings, and Welcome to the Family, all with Ros Asquith. Their next title together will be The Great Big Body Book. Mary Hoffman lives in Oxfordshire. For more information about her books visit her website: www.maryhoffman.co.ukshow more

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