Stories from the Bible
By Lisbeth Zwerger
(NorthSouth, Hardcover, 9780735814134, 160pp.)
Publication Date: January 2002
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Hans Christian Andersen Medal-winner Lisbeth Zwerger turns her artistic talents to illustrating selected stories from the Old and New Testaments. This handsome volume is comprised of biblical texts taken from the King James version, divided into twelve sections, with brief introductions to each section, as well as an index of chapters and verses. Fourteen full-page illustrations and nearly sixty charming vignettes, graced by Lisbeth Zwerger's signature wit and unique vision, enhance this elegant collection of significant Bible stories, ranging from the Creation of the World, Adam and Eve, Noah and the Great Flood, to David and Goliath, The Birth of Christ, The Last Supper, and The Passion. A thoughtful gift-for Easter, Communion, Confirmation, or any occasion.
Lisbeth Zwerger was born in Vienna, where she later studied at the Academy of Art. Internationally renowned as one of the finest contemporary illustrators of children's literature, Zwerger chose "The Gift of the Magi" as the first American story she illustrated.