Simon and the Easter Miracle

Simon and the Easter Miracle : A traditional tale for Easter

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The gospels tell of Simon of Cyrene - "a man coming in from the country" - who was ordered to carry Jesus' cross. Over the centuries, his story has been woven into Polish folklore: When Simon the farmer brings his wares to market, little does he expect how he will be involved in the events of that very special day, nor how his produce - of bread, eggs and wine - will become important symbols of Jesus' passion and resurrection, remembered throughout the ages. Together with sophisticated artwork, this picture book retelling of a traditional European tale is both thought-provoking and engaging, with the events and meaning of the first Easter at its more

Product details

  • 0-5
  • Paperback | 32 pages
  • 210 x 256 x 6mm | 181.44g
  • Lion Hudson Plc
  • Lion Children's Books
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Reprint
  • Colour Artwork
  • 0745960545
  • 9780745960548
  • 424,891

Review quote

""Beautiful book of prayers." --"School Library Journal "on" The Lion Book of Day-by-Day Prayers "This quiet, gentle story fills a need for Easter-themed stories that go beyond bunnies and Easter baskets." -"Kirkus Reviews" "Joslin uses Christian imagery and simple, elegant prose to flesh out the Gospel's one-line story of Simon of Cyrene" --"School Library Journal"show more

About Mary Joslin

Mary Joslin is married and has 3 grown up children. She began writing when her own children were still young and has since written books that have been published throughout the world. For Lion these include Our Father, The Tale of the Heaven Tree, Do the Angels Watch Close By?, The Merchant Enticed by the Pearl of Great Price and The Story of the Cross. She likes kayaking, canoeing and more

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34 ratings
2.67 out of 5 stars
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2 41% (14)
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This is a wonderful children's story....if you don't mind that it's not the complete telling of the Easter story from the Bible. However, that being said, this is a wonderful children's story that is filled with vibrantly created illustrations that tell the tale perfectly. I have a 7 year old and 9 year old boy and they both were captivated by the story and the pictures. I partook in an Easter drama at the church I used to attend, and in the drama we portrayed Jesus' crucifixion, complete with Simon carrying the cross. As I read this with my boys, I was taken back to that drama and the way it makes one feel. That's what is portrayed in this story. How Simon's life was forever changed by simply carrying the cross of the one who died for our sins. The retelling of Jesus' resurrection is portrayed in a wonderful, easy to understand for those young children who are learning to read, and who are captivated by story time. I highly recommend this 4 Book worthy children's book to all who are looking for a fantastic children's book. It would make the perfect addition to any home library for that Easter story time tradition, or for that Sunday school class for the little ones who love to read!show more
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