The Creation, 25th Anniversary Edition
The Creation, 25th Anniversary Edition
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Annotation: A poem based on the story of creation from the first book of the Bible.
Genre: Poetry
Catalog Number: #172044
Format: Publisher's Hardcover
No other formats available
Publisher: Holiday House
Copyright Date: 2018
Edition Date: 2018
Illustrator: Ransome, James,
Pages: 40
Availability: Available
ISBN: 0-8234-4025-7
ISBN 13: 978-0-8234-4025-2
Dewey: 811
LCCN: 93003207
Dimensions: 25 cm.
Language: English
Reading Level: 4.1
Interest Level: K-3
Lexile: 970L

An award-winning retelling of the Biblical creation story from a star of the Harlem Renaissance and an acclaimed illustrator

James Weldon Johnson, author of the civil rights anthem "Lift Ev'ry Voice and Sing," wrote this beautiful Bible-learning story in 1922, at the height of the Harlem Renaissance. Set in the Deep South, The Creation alternates breathtaking scenes from Genesis with images of a country preacher under a tree retelling the story for children. The exquisite detail of James E. Ransome's sun-dappled paintings and the sophisticated rhythm of the free verse pay tribute to Black American oral traditions of country sermonizing and storytelling: As far as the eye of God could see/ Darkness covered everything/ Blacker than a hundred midnights/ Down in a cypress swamp. . . .

This beautiful new edition of the classic Coretta Scott King Award winner features a fresh, modern design, a reimagined cover, and an introduction of the remarkable life of James Weldon Johnson. Beneath the dust jacket, the case features a detail of Ransome's beautiful night sky, spangled with stars.

A Junior Library Guild selection!


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