The Legend of the Easter Egg

The Legend of the Easter Egg

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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.
Publisher: Grand Rapids, MI : Zondervan Publishing House, c1999
ISBN: 9780310224471
0310224470
Branch Call Number: JP Walbu 3558
Characteristics: 1 v. (unpaged) :,col. ill

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Apr 11, 2019

The old fashioned illustrations of 'The Legend of the Easter Egg' are quite lovely, but the story is very disjointed. It explains finding eggs, then has a suddenly sick sister, being sent away from the sick sister, eating candy at church during a ferocious hail storm then sneaking back home on Easter morning. While there are a few mentions of the symbols of Easter and the story takes place a Easter, it's not a very happy Easter book.

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