Take it to the Queen
A Tale of Hope
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Take it to the Queen by Josephine Nobisso
Book DescriptionWith exquisite artwork and evocative text, this original fable explores the events of Jesus' life, and demonstrates the role of the Virgin Mary as the benevolent agent of God's people. Reduced to desolation by a king and prince who feel they have been wronged, the residents of a once-favored village must seek help from the queen, a native of their devastated town. Religious subjects are presented clearly in an allegorical style that proves entertaining, and also serves to provide children with examples of virtue and good behavior.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780940112193
(292mm x 203mm x 10mm)
Imprint: Gingerbread House
Publisher: Gingerbread House
Publish Date: 1-Nov-2008
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Josephine Nobisso
Francis Woke Up Early, Paperback (November 2011)
Focuses on Saint Francis of Assisi's early life - the patron saint of animals and the environment. This title tells the story of Saint Francis as a boy as he communes with nature and treats even the fiercest of animals - a hungry wolf - with the same compassion he would show his grandmother. It is suitable for ages 5 to 7 years.
Hot Cha Cha!, Hardback (September 2009)
Teaching children the fundamentals of storytelling, this picture book provides a working model for storytelling using straight rhymes, slant rhymes, and meter.
Take it to the Queen, Paperback (November 2008)
Reduced to desolation by a king and prince who feel they have been wronged, the residents of a once-favoured village must seek help from the queen, a native of their devastated town.
Numbers Dance, Paperback (September 2005)» View all books by Josephine Nobisso
Suitable for ages 4-8, this title enables children to play with numbers and develop a better understanding of numeric values through a comic approach. It's rhymes provide the cadence of various dance styles, and the spare accompanying art lends energy to the numerals' challenge to accept each other as they are.
US Kirkus Review » Nobisso and Szegedi (The Weight of a Mass, 2002) team up again for another original tale vaguely incorporating concepts from Roman Catholic doctrine, this time in a story about a queen who represents an allegorical Virgin Mary. The lyrical prose describes a king and his paternal relationship with his favorite village. He selects a young, exemplary wife from this town, and prior to her marriage to the king an angel gives her a prophetic dream of a special son. This child grows up to be the Prince of Peace, who restores health and wealth to the king's favored villagers after they suffer a decline springing from complacency. The story can be enjoyed on its own, without any reference to the underlying Christian parallels, although many readers will recognize the concepts of the Annunciation, the Communion table and the Roman Catholic idea of intercession. Szegedi's striking illustrations combine acrylics with collage, all on textured sepia backgrounds that impart an antique air. Extensive notes explaining the religious symbolism, and allegorical interpretations are included on the reverse of the dust-jacket flaps. (author's note) (Picture book. 8-12) (Kirkus Reviews)
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Author Biography - Josephine Nobisso
Josephine Nobisso is the author of 17 children's and adult books including Grandpa Loved' and Grandma's Scrapbook'. She lives in Quogue, New York.
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