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Jonah and the Two Great Fish

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Jonah is a reluctant prophet. God asks him to warn the wicked people of Ninevah that He will destroy their city in forty days, but Jonah wants nothing to do with it. What if he stuttered or forgot what to say? Surely God needs someone much more capable to carry out such an important mission. So Jonah tries to run away and hide, but God always finds him. Jonah is swallowed ...more
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published September 1st 1997 by Simon & Schuster
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Lindsey
A Jewish tale of how Jonah tried to escape God's will to make him a prophet. As punishment, he was swallowed by two fish, one very comfortable one, and another that was very crowded and unbearable. Full of lessons typical to any folktale. I found the fish part very amusing. The picture of Jonah dining quite comfortably in the first fish was funny. Unexpected to be sure.
Spencer
Apr 17, 2009 rated it liked it


the story was about Jonah and the moon god it was a good book

i recamend this lovly book to childrin 3-7
Corinne
The story of Jonah with Jewish tradition added in which changes our traditional interpretation from the Bible. Decorative illustrations with God depicted in the clouds looking like a Jewish King.
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Mordicai Gerstein is the author and illustrator of The Man Who Walked Between the Towers, winner of the Caldecott Medal, and has had four books named New York Times Best Illustrated Books of the Year. Gerstein was born in Los Angeles in 1935. He remembers being inspired as a child by images of fine art, which his mother cut out of Life magazine, and by children’s books from the library: “I looked ...more
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