Animals of the Bible

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HarperCollins, Jan 1, 1937 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 72 pages
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Dorothy Lathrop's Animals of the Bible won the very first Caldecott Medal when it was originally published in 1937. Now, in honor of the sixtieth anniversary of this prestigious medal and its first recipient, comes this special deluxe edition of Lathrop's award-winning collection of some of the Bible's most extraordinary animals. Thirty richly detailed black-and-white drawings illustrate the favorite stories of the Creation, Noah's Ark, the first Christmas, and many others. A glorious tribute to a great tradition in children's literature, this special anniversary edition will be a keepsake to treasure for years to come.

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User Review  - Anna - Goodreads

Ugh, it's too hard to read the King James version of the Bible. Load of nonsense. Plus this basically seemed like an exercise of, "Let's find all the verses that list animals in any sense and just...list them!" Hardly Caldecott worthy. Loved the illustrations though. Read full review

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User Review  - Tracy Poff - Goodreads

This review also appears on my blog. Animals feature prominently in the Bible. Animals of the Bible: A Picture Book collects passages from the King James Bible, selected by Helen Dean Fish, that ... Read full review

About the author (1937)

Helen Dean Fish was both author and editor of many popular anthologies and picture books for children./AUBIO

Dorothy Lathrop began illustrating children's books in 1919, and was awarded the first Randolph Caldecott Medal for Animals of the Bible in 1938. She went on to win the Eyre Medal of the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts in 1941.

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