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The Story of Easter

3.97  ·  Rating Details ·  36 Ratings  ·  8 Reviews
With an informative text and glorious illustrations, this book explains both how and why people all over the world celebrate Easter. It tells the biblical story of Jesus’ Resurrection and then describes how people honor this day and the origins of these traditions. Hands-on activities help draw children into the spirit of this joyous celebration of rebirth.
Paperback, 32 pages
Published January 3rd 1998 by HarperCollins (first published 1997)
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Souaad Asar
Apr 03, 2012 Souaad Asar rated it liked it
The Story of Easter by Aileen Fisher is a great introduction about Easter Sunday. This book gives straightforwardly explanation about Christ’s spirit in Easter. The way the story is written will definitely allocate message across to everyone. The book also have many entertaining activates the children would like. I really enjoyed reading this book and I would recommend this book to all Sunday school teachers or to anyone who need to explain the meaning of Easter. The entire book gives very fun a ...more
Captivating illustrations and simple text tell the story of Jesus life, ministry and resurrection, followed by a discussion of the many symbols and customs of the Easter Celebration.

While I found the book wonderfully done, I'm perplexed by it's treatment of Jesus' Jewish heritage. This is particularly evident in this page which niggles me:

"The date of Easter is not the same from year to year. Most people celebrate on the first Sunday after the first full moon in spring. But Orthodox Christians
Mar 23, 2011 Tam rated it liked it
Shelves: religious, easter
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Oct 15, 2009 C rated it it was amazing
Re-read for Easter 2011: This is a nice explanation of Easter for young children. Definitely Christian, but also includes pre-Christian and other spring rituals that we have incorporated into the celebration. It does this in a way that does not detract from neither those ancient practices (the egg, the rabbit, etc.) nor the Christian Easter story.
Feb 18, 2013 Mariah rated it really liked it
This book is great to teach kids the story of Easter. It goes into detail about what the Christians believe but in a way that children can understand.
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Apr 21, 2017 Jess rated it really liked it
April 2017 - gives a good overview of the lead-up to Easter, with a few more pages describing various traditions for celebrating it and the symbolism of various things (eggs, rabbits, etc.) Western-centric view of Christianity for sure, but the retelling of the Gospel stories was helpful. Ben was particularly interested in the crucifixion this year ("why are they poking him? Is he bleeding?") which just reminds me how difficult it is to share the real meaning of Easter with small children ("I do ...more
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Very good - mostly full explanation of Easter and traditions
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Aileen Lucia Fisher was an American writer of more than a hundred children's books, including poetry, picture books in verse, prose about nature and America, biographies, Bible themed books, plays, and articles for magazines and journals. Her poems have been anthologized many times and are frequently used in textbooks. In 1978 she was awarded the second National Council of Teachers of English Awar ...more
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