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The Moses basket, written by Jenny Koralek ; illustrated by Pauline Baynes

Label
The Moses basket
Title
The Moses basket
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written by Jenny Koralek ; illustrated by Pauline Baynes
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Contributor
Illustrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A simple retelling of how Moses, who grew to lead the Hebrews out of captivity in Egypt, was saved when his mother and sister set him adrift in a water-tight basket where Pharoah's daughter would find him
Review
  • Gr 3-5 –When Moses's mother learns of the Pharaoh's command that all male Hebrew babies be thrown in the river, she makes a papyrus cradle in which to lay her infant son. She and her daughter Miriam place him on the water, and Miriam assures her that when the princess walks by, she will save the child. Staying true to the Old Testament tale, Koralek keeps a reverential tone and tells the story using accessible though not oversimplified language. The beautifully rendered artwork is well placed and successfully evokes a strong sense of place and time.–Leslie Barban, Richland County Public Library, Columbia, SC --Leslie Barban (Reviewed October 1, 2003) (School Library Journal, vol 49, issue 10, p153)
  • Invitingly told in words and pictures, the story of Moses among the bullrushes receives a streamlined, child-friendly adaptation. While passages from Exodus precede the narrative, Koralek (Night Ride to Nanna's ) immediately homes in on the drama, so that it is up to presiding adults to supply a biblical or cultural context. The author briefly describes the Hebrew slaves in Egypt and the fearful Pharaoh's decree that their baby boys be cast into the river, and then she introduces the mother determined to save her son by weaving him a boatlike basket. Her telling takes a universal approach, highlighting the heroism of the baby's sister, Miriam, in her role as the baby's protector, and the kindness of the Pharoah's daughter, whose sympathy for an abandoned Hebrew baby saves the infant who will become Moses. Baynes, best known for her illustrations for the original Narnia books, delivers masterly paintings that specifically evoke ancient Egyptian art in their perspectives but that retain a contemporary sense of color and motion. Presented in a range of sizes and laid out in various ways, the illustrations fluidly and spontaneously advance the story. Ages 3-up. (Sept.) --Staff (Reviewed September 29, 2003) (Publishers Weekly, vol 250, issue 39, p62)
  • Koralek gracefully retells the Old Testament story of Moses in the bulrushes in lyrical prose complemented by stylized paintings from Baynes. The large, attractive illustrations often incorporate the conventions of ancient Middle Eastern art with patterned borders, earth tones, and the distinctive, flat portrayal of the human figure in profile associated with early artifacts. The illustrations also include well-researched details of daily life in Biblical times, such as costumes and hairstyles, as well as birds, animals, and plants of the region. The author creates believable dialogue for the main characters, effectively capturing the emotions of the mother and sister of Moses, who manage to save him through their own witty scheme. The thoughtful retelling and striking illustrations make this a fine choice for reading aloud in group settings. (Picture book/nonfiction. 4-9) (Kirkus Reviews, July 15, 2003)
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
122739
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Koralek, Jenny
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
BS580.M6
LC item number
K67 2003
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 3
  • 5
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Baynes, Pauline
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Moses
  • Bible stories, English
  • Exodus, The
  • Moses
  • Bible stories
Target audience
primary
Label
The Moses basket, written by Jenny Koralek ; illustrated by Pauline Baynes
Instantiates
Publication
Dimensions
28 cm.
Extent
1 v. (unpaged)
Isbn
9780802852519
Isbn Type
(lib. bdg. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2002010478
Other physical details
col. ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)50198277
Label
The Moses basket, written by Jenny Koralek ; illustrated by Pauline Baynes
Publication
Dimensions
28 cm.
Extent
1 v. (unpaged)
Isbn
9780802852519
Isbn Type
(lib. bdg. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2002010478
Other physical details
col. ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)50198277

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