Simon and the Easter Miracle (Hardcover)

By Mary Joslin, Anna Luraschi (Illustrator)

Lion Children's Books, 9780745960586, 32pp.

Publication Date: January 18, 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 is the author of The Lion Book of Best-Loved Prayers, The Lion Book of Day-by-Day Prayers, The Lion Day-by-Day Bible, On That Christmas Night, and The Story of the Cross. Anna Luraschi is the illustrator of numerous books, including Bedtime Rhymes, Twelve Dancing Princesses, Stories for Little Children, and The Usborne Book of Christmas Poems.

Praise For Simon and the Easter Miracle

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