Sunday, April 3, 2011

Children's Book Review: The Legend of the Easter Egg by Lori Walburg

Format: Hardcover
Number of Pages: 32
Vendor: Zonderkidz
Publication Date: 1999
Dimensions: 9 X 10.75 (inches)
ISBN: 0310224470
ISBN-13: 9780310224471
UPC: 025986224479
Ages: 4-8

Buy now at Zondervan, as well as your local bookstores.


One April morning, a boy and his sister go outside to gather eggs. "Let's pretend we're hunting Easter eggs!" Lucy says. "What are Easter eggs?" Thomas wonders. In The Legend of the Easter Egg, young Thomas learns the deeper meaning behind Easter eggs and the Easter story itself. When his older sister Lucy falls sick, Thomas goes to stay with John and Mary Sonneman at their candy store. But all the candy he could desire does not cure Thomas's aching heart. Only when Mary Sonneman shares with him the story of Easter does he understand the hope he has -- and what he can do about his sister's illness. Featuring the beloved setting and characters from the best-selling Legend of the Candy Cane, this moving story takes us deeper into the mystery of Christianity. Dramatic illustrations by James Bernardin underscore the chilling fear of separation and death -- and the dazzling joy of reunion and new life.

My Review:
4.5 stars out of 5

I was excited to read this book, as I had enjoyed Walburg's previous book, The Legend of the Candy Cane.  In The Legend of the Easter Egg, we learn the true meaning of Easter.  Walburg does a great job is simplifying the holiday and relating to it to Jesus and his death and resurrection.  Even young children will enjoy this story.  I was in awe of the beautiful illustrations done by James Bernadin.

If you are looking for a great Easter book to share with your children this year, that tells of the true meaning of Easter, then I highly recommend this book.

About the Author:

Lori Walburg attended Dordt College and graduated from Calvin College and the University of Iowa.รก Lori is the author of the bestselling The Legend of the Candy Cane and The Legend of the Easter Egg. She lives with her husband and two children in her hometown of Grand Rapids, Michigan.

Disclosure: I was sent a copy of this book by Zondervan/Zonderkids in order to write up an honest review.  The views above are mine and mine alone.

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