The Moses Basket

The Moses Basket

By Jenny Koralek; Pauline Baynes (Illustrator)

Eerdmans Books for Young Readers, Hardcover, 9780802852519, 32pp.

Publication Date: August 1, 2003

Long, long ago in the land of Egypt, a Hebrew mother and her daughter, Miriam, hide a newborn baby boy in a basket that they float down the Nile River to save the child's life. Rescued from the river by the Egyptian princess, Pharaoh's daughter, the boy is named Moses. When he grows up, he leads the Israelite people out of slavery.

Beautifully written and sumptuously illustrated, this picture book presentation of a favorite Bible story will delight young readers.

About the Author
Jenny Koralek is an established children's author and editor, having had numerous books and short stories published over the past 35 years with, among others, Penguin, Hamish Hamilton, Walker Books, Frances Lincoln, CUP and Egmont in the UK and with various noted publishers in the USA. In addition, several books have been translated into Danish, Dutch, Finnish, Greek, Italian and Norwegian.

She is also the author of "Mother, Do Not Weep for Me", a memoir of her son's life and untimely death and co-editor of "A Lively Oracle, A Celebration of P L Travers, Creator of Mary Poppins."

Initially inspired by her close friendship with P L Travers she became, alongside her writing career, a lifelong student of mythology and spiritual traditions.

Pauline Baynes has produced hundreds of wonderful illustrations for the seven books in The Chronicles of Narnia. In 1968 she was awarded the prestigious Kate Greenaway Medal for her outstanding contribution to children's literature.