When the Beginning Began: Stories about God, the Creatures, and Us
by Julius Lester
Publication Date: Mar 15, 1999
List Price: $17.00
Format: Hardcover, 112 pages
Target Age Group: Middle Grade
Imprint: HMH Books for Young Readers
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Parent Company: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Borrow from Library
This book is astonishing, daring, compelling, and confirms Lester ??s preeminence among storytellers. ? —Jane Yolen
If we weren’??t there, how can we really know how the world began? Could it be that God even made a mistake or two when creating the world? Using Jewish legend and his own translations from the Book of Genesis, master storyteller Julius Lester has created a collection of Bible stories like no other. Written especially for readers who might not make their way to the stories of the Bible otherwise, these tales are a welcome opening to a glorious world that will touch the spirit of all readers—no matter what religion guides them.
Tell us what do you think about When the Beginning Began: Stories about God, the Creatures, and Us.