At Jerusalem's Gate

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At Jerusalem's Gate

Poems of Easter

By Nikki Grimes; David Frampton (Illustrator)

Eerdmans Books for Young Readers, Hardcover, 9780802851833, 48pp.

Publication Date: January 31, 2005

"I angle for
a glimpse of him
whose touch unlocks
a blind man's sight,
a deaf man's hearing."

A man in the crowd at Jerusalem vies to see Jesus; a disciple recounts details of the Last Supper; Pilate's wife fears her husband's decision. Beginning with Christ's triumphant arrival in Jerusalem, Nikki Grimes explores the first Easter through the voices of those who witnessed it.

The author's introductions provide a thoughtful framework, and David Frampton's beautifully intricate and expressive woodcuts illuminate each poem. "At Jerusalem's Gate" offers readers of all ages insight into the most important moments in Christian history.