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The Parables of Jesus, by Tomie de Paola

The Parables of Jesus

By Tomie de Paola


Seventeen well-known parables are retold here, bringing the New Testament to life for children. Young people will love the author's stylish illustrations.

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About this Book

In his companion book to The Miracles of Jesus, Tomie de Paola presents the seventeen well-known parables told by Jesus, amongst which are "The Sower", "The Good Samaritan", and "The Prodigal Son".

This book will make a delightful gift: it is ideal for shared reading aloud at home or in school, and children will enjoy looking at the stylish illustrations. The text is accompanied by Tomie de Paolo's memorable illustrations. Taking his inspiration from Romanesque art, he has incorporated its decorative style in these distinctive pictures. He was particularly attracted by the ornamental, geometric and earthy qualities in the art of this period, especially by the carvings in the small churches of France and Italy.


1. The Sower (Matthew 13:38; Mark 4:38; Luke 8:58)
2. The Weeds and the Wheat (Matthew 13:2430)
3. The Good Samaritan (Luke 10:2537)
4. The Insistent Friend (Luke 11:59)
5. The Mustard Seed (Matthew 13:3132; Mark 4:3132; Luke 13:19)
6. The Leaven (Matthew 13:33; Luke 13:21)
7. The Hidden Treasure (Matthew 13:44)
8. The Pearl of Great Price (Matthew 13:4546)
9. The Net (Matthew 13:4749)
10. The Lost Silver Piece (Luke 15:810)
11. The Lost Sheep (Luke 15:47; Matthew 18:1214)
12. The Unforgiving Servant (Matthew 18: 2335)
13. The Labourers in the Vineyard (Matthew 20:116)
14. The Prodigal Son (Luke 15:1132; Matthew 21:2832)
15. The Wise and the Foolish Virgins (Matthew 25:114)
16. The Great Feast (Luke 14:1624; Matthew 22:114)
17. The Pharisee and the Publican (Luke 18:914)

About the Author

Tomie de Paola is an internationally popular illustrator and adapter of Bible stories and themes for children.

Reviews and Comments

"Striking pictures ... full of clear, strong images whose boldness will appeal to children, while adults will enjoy the warm and vivid but unsentimental characterisation of the people ... the point of these books is their pictures, and they are lovely."
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