Children's Bible Book By Sandol Stoddard

The Doubleday Illustrated Children’s Bible (1983)—This is what happens when an English literature major who writes children’s books and poetry accepts the challenge of making the best-selling book of all time accessible to all. Commissioned by Doubleday to craft a children’s Bible, Stoddard distilled the massive tome into digestible chunks of story and focused on telling each individual tale in vivid, engaging, age-appropriate language. Clearly informed by her work on St. George and the Dragon as well as her poetic children’s books, Stoddard’s children’s Bible is a triumph of spirit and craft. Enriched by the warm, vibrant water colors of Tony Chen, The Doubleday Illustrated Children’s Bible was a best-seller and Book-of-the-Month-Club selection.