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Easter Story Book

by Ineke Verschuren Floris Books
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Pbk 240 pages
AU$39.99 NZ$41.73
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A classic collection, now in paperback. Over thirty stories, with age indicators for each story. This collection of stories, legends and folk tales reflects the season around Easter and early summer. In this season there are also a number of important religious festivals: Ascension, Whitsun and St John (June 24). Some of these stories, like `St Veronica,' are placed in the context of the great Easter and Whitsun events. Others, like `The Bargeman's Easter,' show the effect of these events on human hearts. For younger children folk tales from around the world illustrate, at a deeper imaginative level, the theme of sacrifice, and the triumph of love and loyalty over adversity. We also find the recurring motif of the resurrection, in which the character throws off an outer skin and emerges in a new, truer and shining guise. The stories are arranged in four parts, following the cycle of the festivals. Included are stories by the Grimm brothers, Tolstoy, Chekhov and Lagerlöf, as well as excerpts from the gospels of Matthew and John. THE AUTHOR: Ineke Verschuren has also compiled the well-known collection, The Christmas Story Book. READERSHIP: Children aged 6-12 years, parents and teachers

Holy week: The Entry into Jerusalem, From the Gospel of Matthew Jesus Washes Hid Desciples' Feet, From the Gospel of John Robin Redbreast, Selma Lagerlof (From 9 Years) Saint Veronice, Selma Lagerlof (From 12 Years) The Student, Anton Chekhov (From 12 Years) Easter: The Juniper Tree, Brothers Grimm (From 5 Years) The Donkey, Brothers Grimm (From 5 Years) The Children of Queen Dora, A Spanish story (From 6 years) The Princess and the Prince Hare, A Spanish folk tale (From 6 years) The 3 Hares, A Hindu legend (From 7 years) The Saint and the Mountain Spirit, Maja Muntz-Koundoury (From 10 years) The Barge-Master's Easter J.W. Ooms (From 12 years) The Crystal Ball, Brothers Grimm (From 12 years) The Candle, Leo Tolstoy (From 12 years) The easter Grace, Werner Bergengruen (From 14 years) The Resurrection, From the Gospel of Luke Kira Kiralina, A Romanian folk tale (From 6 years) Kaschey the Deathless, Alexander Afanasiev (From 7 years) The Water of Life, Alexander Afanasiev (From 7 years) the Two Old Men, Leo Tolstoy (From 12 years) The Devil and the Ploughman, Ernst Wiechert (From 13 years) Sister Amelia, Gerhard Klein (From 14 years) From Easter To Pentecost: Offerus the Giant, Jakob Streit (From 6 years) Busy Lizzy of Clausthal, Karl Paetow (from 7 years: Guracasca, A Romanian folk tale (From 7 years) The Three Poppies, A Spanish folk tale (From 7 years) The Legend of the Hidden Icon, Anne-Monike Glasow (From 12 years) Pentecost, Acts of the Apostles Midsummer, Feast of ST John: The Six Swans, Brothers Grimm (From 5 years) The Gnome, A Swiss folk talk (From 5 years) The Goose-Girl, Brothers Grimm (from 6 years) The Journey to the Sun, A Slovak folk tale (From 7 years) Maroa Roseta, A Spanish Folk Tale (From 7 years) The Swan Prince, Jenna Oterdahl (From 8 years) The Fire-Flower, Maja Muntz-Koundoury(from 9 years) Faithful John, Brothers Grimm (From 9 Years)

Ineke Verschuren has also compiled the well-known Christmas Story Book.