Simon and the Easter Miracle

Simon and the Easter Miracle

By Mary Joslin; Anna Luraschi (Illustrator)

Lion Children's Books, Hardcover, 9780745960586, 32pp.

Publication Date: January 2012

Together with sophisticated artwork, a picture book retelling of a traditional European tale, with the events and meaning of the first Easter at its heart Both thought-provoking and engaging, this is the story of Simon of Cyrene --"a man coming in from the country," as the Gospels refer to him--who was ordered to carry Jesus' cross. Over the centuries, his story has been woven into Polish folklore; when Simon the farmer brings his wares to market, little does he expect how he will be involved in the events of that very special day, nor how his produce--of bread, eggs, and wine--will become important symbols of Jesus' passion and resurrection, remembered throughout the ages.

About the Author
Mary Joslin, published exclusively by Lion, is known for her children's books on belief and spirituality. Her books, which include The Story of the Cross and On That Christmas Night, have sold more than 200,000 copies.

Praise For Simon and the Easter Miracle

"Beautiful book of prayers."  School Library Journal on The Lion Book of Day-by-Day Prayers