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The Book of Jonah / retold and illustrated by Peter Spier.

By: Spier, Peter.
Contributor(s): Spier, Peter [ill] | Doubleday and Company, inc [pbl].
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Garden City, N.Y. : Doubleday & Co., 1985Edition: 1st ed.Description: [37] p. : col. ill., maps ; 21 x 27 cm.ISBN: 0385193343; 9780385193344; 0385193351 (lib. bdg.); 9780385193351 (lib. bdg.).Subject(s): Jonah (Biblical prophet) -- Juvenile literature | Bible. O.T. -- Biography -- Juvenile literature | Prophets -- Biography -- Juvenile literature | Bible stories, English -- O.T. Jonah -- Juvenile literature | Conduct of life -- Juvenile literature | God (Christianity) -- Wrath -- Juvenile literature | Obedience -- Religious aspects -- Juvenile literature | Mercy -- Juvenile literature | Forgiveness -- Juvenile literature | Love | Boats and boating -- Juvenile literature | Nineveh (Extinct city) -- Juvenile literature | Tartessos (Kingdom) -- Juvenile literatureDDC classification: 224/.9209505 Summary: Retells the Biblical story of the man who spent three days and three nights in the belly of a great fish. Includes historical material on Jonah's world.
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Includes geographical and historical information about the Assyrian empire and ship construction, p.(34-37).

Retells the Biblical story of the man who spent three days and three nights in the belly of a great fish. Includes historical material on Jonah's world.

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School Library Journal Review

K-Gr 3-Last available in hardcover over 15 years ago, this beautifully retold Bible story is again available. Like his Caldecott-Medal winning Noah's Ark, Spier's The Book of Jonah features detailed line drawings with eye-catching watercolors. Jonah is a man on the run, afraid to fulfil the task God has set before him. With panels reminiscent of graphic novel-style storytelling, Jonah's tale unfolds with the requite drama and tension. Helpful information about the Assyrian Empire in the eighth century BC and a labeled drawing of the Ship of Tarshish are included in the back matter. A fantastic addition for Bible story collections. (c) Copyright 2015. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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Peter Edward Spier was born in Amsterdam on June 6, 1927. His formal education ended in his early teens, about a year after the Nazis invaded the Netherlands in 1940. His father was imprisoned by the Nazis for an illustration of Hitler that speculated about what would have happened had he stayed a painter. Since the family was Jewish, they were all sent to the Theresienstadt concentration camp in Czechoslovakia. They were liberated by the Soviet Red Army in May 1945. Spier returned to the Netherlands after the war and served in the Royal Netherlands Navy for four years before immigrating to the United States in 1951. <p> He worked in advertising before he began to write and illustrate children's books. His books included The Cow Who Fell in the Canal by Phyllis Krasilovsky, The Fox Went Out on a Chilly Night, Of Dikes and Windmills, and Circus! He received the Caldecott Medal for Noah's Ark. He died of congestive heart failure on April 27, 2017 at the age of 89. <p> (Bowker Author Biography)

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