The Jesse Tree

The Jesse Tree

4.21 (170 ratings by Goodreads)
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As Mr. Butterfield carves a Jesse Tree in a dusty old church, a curious young boy distracts him by asking about the various symbols on the tree. Against his inclination, thegruff old man finds himself retelling the familiar biblical tales that trace the family tree of Christ, from the Garden of Eden to Jesus' birth. Under the carpenter's skilled hands, the Jesse Tree grows--and an unlikely friendship begins to take root as well.

Geraldine McCaughrean's fresh retellings of familiar Bible events and Bee Willey's whimsical and striking illustrations create a rich and contemporary tale that will captivate readers who know and love these stories as well as readers who are discovering them for the first time.
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Product details

  • 9-12
  • Paperback | 96 pages
  • 222 x 273 x 13mm | 454g
  • Grand Rapids, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 0802854036
  • 9780802854032
  • 200,036

Review quote

"In this finely crafted anthology, McCaughrean weaves lively retellings of Bible stories into a clever overarching narrative framework that will keep readers hooked. . . . McCaughrean's tales have a leisurely pace and accessible language and tone. . . .Willey's dramatic spot art toggles between Biblical and modern scenes, emphasizing the colorful scope of the carpenter's project."
--Publishers Weekly (starred review)
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Rating details

170 ratings
4.21 out of 5 stars
5 47% (80)
4 33% (56)
3 16% (27)
2 2% (4)
1 2% (3)
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