Synopsis: A baby boy is hidden in a basket floating on the Nile. A fearful mother sings a song of protection. And a brave big sister seeks a chance to save her brother.
Meet the family of baby Moses in this lyrical retelling and see how God’s faithfulness can be revealed through one small person who takes a big risk for someone she loves.
Release Date: 6th April 2021
Format Read: Ebook
Genres: Religious, Historical, Picture Book, Poetry,
Thank you so much to FlyAway Books and Netgalley for the Earc to read and review.
Review: I always love reading this story of baby Moses, it’s one of my favourite biblical stories and this retelling was probably my newest favourite version. It wasn’t told in the way it usually was, this was told through his sister Miriam.
I loved reading the story being told from her perspective, how brave she was, how worried she was for her baby brothers safety and how she fought her anxiety to ensure that her brother lived. It’s always a beautiful story and this one was told in such a great way.
The illustrations by Melanie Cataldo are exceptional, the detail of them certainly added to the beauty of this book, as I read the next page I was really enraptured by the images in the book.
This is a perfect retelling, it’s easy to follow and very enjoyable, has a beautiful song included, extra facts about Moses at the end and the images are beautiful. I throughly enjoyed this book.
I highly recommend this to anyone that’s interested in sharing the biblical stories with children, they will love the illustrations and enjoy reading the story of Moses and Miriam.
Where to buy: Amazon, Book Depository
About Author: Judith L. Roth is a poet and the author of several children’s books. She has a Master of Arts in Theology and has been a musician, youth minister, curriculum writer, and editor. She lives in Indiana with her family.
About Illustrator: Melanie Cataldo is the illustrator of Home by Another Way by Barbara Brown Taylor and other books for children. She lives in Massachusetts with her family.