Tuesday, October 14, 2008

PSN5: Take It to the Queen

I am very excited about the release of this book as I loved its predecessor, The Weight of a Mass.

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Title: Take It to the Queen: A Tale of Hope
Author: Josephine Nobisso
Publisher: Gingerbread House
Date Published: December 2008 (Currently available)
ISBN-10: 0940112191
ISBN-13: 978-0940112193
Price: $17.95 Hardcover, $9.95 Softcover
Review: Love2Learn.net

Product Description
With exquisite artwork and evocative text, this original fable explores the events of Jesus' life, and demonstrates the role of the Virgin Mary as the benevolent agent of God's people. Reduced to desolation by a king and prince who feel they have been wronged, the residents of a once-favored village must seek help from the queen, a native of their devastated town. Religious subjects are presented clearly in an allegorical style that proves entertaining, and also serves to provide children with examples of virtue and good behavior.
About the Author
Josephine Nobisso is the author of several books, including The Numbers Dance, Show; Don't Tell!, and The Weight of a Mass. She is the recipient of numerous awards, including Bank Street College's Best Book of the Year and a Catholic Press Association Award. She lives in Westhampton Beach, New York. Katalin Szegedi is the illustrator of The Weight of a Mass and was named Illustrator of the Year by Hungary's International Board on Books for Young People.
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adrienne said...

Thanks for the recommendation--I'm going to order it for my library's collection. What section do you think it should go in? The jobber I order from suggests the picture book collection, but the review makes it sound like it might fit into the nonfiction collection.

Maureen said...

Adrienne, I'm not sure. It could also go in the religion section. I picture book though. I don't think it'd be nonfiction. I'm pretty sure it's a fictional story. Thank you so much for ordering it!