Thursday, December 15, 2016

First Light, First Life: A Worldwide Creation Story



First Light, First Life: A Worldwide Creation Story
Written by Paul Fleischman
Illustrated by Julie Paschkis
Henry Holt and Company, 2016. J Informational.

In this unique and beautiful informational picture book, various events of the creation of life as believed by different cultures are presented in a wonderful manner. Each page identifies a country or culture and, using simple and clear language, describes a creation event such as when water was put on the earth or how humans were created. The vibrant illustrations capture the essence of the event as well as the culture being featured on the page. This companion to Fleischman’s Glass Slipper, Gold Sandal: A Worldwide Cinderella is a celebration of life and is a great choice for learning about the beliefs of other cultures regarding the creation of life.

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