The Good Samaritan and Other Parables: Gift Edition (Hardcover)

The Good Samaritan and Other Parables: Gift Edition By Tomie dePaola Cover Image


Back in print, a collection of seventeen well-loved parables of Jesus, from the bestselling author-illustrator of Quiet, Strega Nona, and many more.

In simple, lyrical language, appropriate for young readers, Tomie dePaola introduces the best-known parables of Jesus, including the Mustard Seed, the Prodigal Son, and the Lost Sheep. 

Illustrated with bold, jewel-toned paintings inspired by early Christian art of the Romanesque period, this collection is perfect to share with families or classrooms as an introduction to these familiar Biblical tales. 

Originally published as The Parables of Jesus, this new edition features a graceful new design.

About the Author

Tomie dePaola is the beloved Caldecott Honor- and Newbery Honor-winning author and/or illustrator of close to 250 books, including Strega Nona and Quiet. Tomie was born in Connecticut and grew up there with his parents, brother, and two sisters. He loved reading and books from an early age and knew, when he was four, that he wanted to write and illustrate stories when he grew up. Tomie is the recipient of numerous awards and honors, including the Laura Ingalls Wilder Award from the American Library Association for his "substantial and lasting contribution to literature for children," the Smithson Medal from the Smithsonian Institution, the Regina Medal from the Catholic Library Association, and the Kerlan Award from the University of Minnesota for his "singular attainment in children’s literature." He was nominated for the Hans Christian Andersen Award in illustration and has received the New Hampshire’s Governor’s Arts Award of Living Treasure.

Praise For…

Praise for the previous edition, The Parables of Jesus

"The palette of the illustrations has an intense, hand-mixed look; the pictures reveal clues about the stories' meanings. . . . entertaining, thought-provoking material for young readers. A luminous collection."—Publishers Weekly

Product Details
ISBN: 9780823438884
ISBN-10: 0823438880
Publisher: Holiday House
Publication Date: October 17th, 2017
Pages: 32
Language: English