I read this bible to my children when they were growing up. My granddaughter made her First Holy Communion and my son asked if I could get her that same Bible because when his children had questions about the bible he knew all the answers. He said it was from the bible stories that were read to him as a child. And that his daughter would be able to understand it better than a regular bible. I was glad to get the same bible. The cover is nicer also.
I grew up with this bible and was looking for an older copy as I did not know it was reprinted. The stories are easy to read and a great way to introduce a grade school child to the bible. I ordered a bible for each of our grandchildren so they can enjoy also.
I was very disappointed with the quality of the illustrations in this bible. They appeared faded and outdated, and not all that great to begin with. I remember have a book like this as a kid and there was no interest in the dour images represented then. I returned it and was one gift shy for my granddaughter when everyone else got a bible she had to wait which was a hard call but i sincerely believe it would have been a turn off and therefore was willing to allow the disappointment