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A follow-up to the popular ’Twas the Evening of Christmas from beloved author Glenys Nellist. ’Twas the Morning of Easter tells the story of the resurrection of Jesus in a fresh way, with a familiar rhythm and rhyme that children will love, following the pattern of Clement Moore’s iconic “’Twas the Night Before Christmas.”
Glenys Nellist, beloved author of the bestselling ’Twas the Evening of Christmas, reveals the joy and beauty of the resurrection of Jesus in a fresh, inspiring way in ’Twas the Morning of Easter. Using the classic cadence of Clement Moore’s iconic poem, “’Twas the Night Before Christmas,” this gorgeous picture book shares the true story of Easter with little ones with read-aloud rhymes and engaging illustrations by Elena Selivanova. With an eye-catching cover decorated in shining foil and embossing, this book is perfect for any Easter basket and sure to be a treasured Easter tradition for years to come.
’Twas the Morning of Easter excerpt:
’Twas the morning of Easter, before the sun rose,Two guards on a hillside were trying to doze.Now Jesus had died, only three days before,A huge stone was in place, sealed over the door.
’Twas the Morning of Easter:
Is written by Glenys Nellist, author of the beloved The Wonder That Is You, and the Snuggle Time and Love Letters from God seriesIs told in the style of Clement Moore’s iconic poem—“’Twas the Night before Christmas”Retells the story of the resurrection of Jesus in a fresh wayFeatures a familiar rhythm and rhyme that children ages 4-8 will loveBrings the resurrection story to life through Elena Selivanova’s beautiful, rich illustrationsIs the perfect way for adults to share the powerful story of Easter with the little ones in their lives
In this companion to 'Twas the Evening of Christmas, Nellist offers a creative spin on the biblical Easter story by employing the sprightly rhyme scheme of Clement C. Moore's " 'Twas the Night Before Christmas." Nellist visits the guards posted outside of Jesus's tomb (" 'Twas the morning of Easter, before the sun rose,/ Two guards on a hillside were just trying to doze"), the 12 disciples ("The disciples were sleeping, but tossed in their beds,/ As visions of danger swirled 'round in their heads"), and "Jesus' friend, Mary," who plans to "go to the cave with perfume and spice,/ In hopes that her gifts would make Jesus smell nice," before encountering the empty tomb and a resurrected Christ. Selivanova contributes atmospheric digital art, rich in chiaroscuro and subtle texture, which portrays largely white, Romantic era like figures. The bouncy rhymes at times feel incongruous with the classical-feeling art, but on the whole, this is an engaging retelling of the Resurrection. Ages 4 8. \n