The Legend of the Easter Robin
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The Legend of the Easter Robin tells the story of Tressa, whose grandmother reveals to her the story of a small robin who saw Jesus struggling and soared to help him. This Easter tale reminds Christians everywhere how much Jesus sacrificed for us and how much he loves us. Recommended for ages 4 to 8 years.

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Format: Hardcover
Number of Pages: 32
Vendor: Zondervan
Publication Date: 2016
Dimensions: 9.00 X 10.00 (inches)
ISBN: 0310749646
ISBN-13: 9780310749646
Ages: 4-8

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Publisher's Description

This newly illustrated edition of The Legend of the Easter Robin renews the wonder and charm of the original and timeless tale written by Dandi Daley Mackall. With new vibrant artwork from New York Times bestselling illustrator, Richard Cowdrey, this holiday classic is brought to life for a new generation. The Legend of the Easter Robin tells the story of Tressa, whose grandmother reveals to her the story of a small robin who saw Jesus struggling and soared to help him. This Easter tale reminds Christians everywhere how much Jesus sacrificed for us and how much he loves us.

Author Bio

Dandi Daley Mackall loves God, children, words, and animals. Her nearly 500 books for children and grown-ups have sold more than four million copies worldwide. She won the ECPA Christian Book Award for Best Children’s Book 2015 and multiple Mom’s Choice Awards, as well as ALA Best Book, NY Public Library Top Pick, Children’s Book Council Award of Excellence, and the Helen Keating Ott Award for Contributions to Children’s Literature. Her novel My Boyfriends’ Dogs is now a Hallmark Movie. Dandi writes from rural Ohio, where she lives with her family, including horses, dogs, cats, and an occasional squirrel, deer, or raccoon.

 

Richard Cowdrey’s favorite things to draw and paint are the things that reflect the awesomeness of God and His creation. From vast landscapes to the littlest bug on a leaf, Richard marvels at the beauty in the details. Richard's bestselling children's books include Legend of the Candy Cane, Bad Dog, Marley and A Very Marley Christmas.

 

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New artwork from Cowdrey accompanies this faith-centric Easter story, first published in 2010. A golden-haired girl named Tressa is concerned about the robin’s nest on her grandmother’s windowsill: “A million things could go wrong when a robin tried to nest this early.” As Tressa and her grandmother dye Easter eggs, her grandmother tells her the Pennsylvania Dutch legend behind the robin’s red breast, dyed by a drop of Jesus’ blood after the robin plucked a thorn from his crown. Dramatic sepia-colored scenes emphasize the weight of Jesus’ cross and the violence of his procession through Jerusalem, creating a startling and powerful contrast against the cozy, present-day domestic scenes. Ages 4–8. (Jan.)

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  1. Fitzysmom
    4 Stars Out Of 5
    Review from Rambles of a SAHM
    March 10, 2016
    Fitzysmom
    Quality: 4
    Value: 4
    Meets Expectations: 4
    I love this time of year! Spring is in the air and new life is all around. One of the first signs in this area is the appearance of robins. It's fun to watch them begin to build their nests and prepare for their new little ones.

    Dandi Daley Mackall captures that beautiful event in her book The Legend of the Easter Robin. The story revolves around a little girl, Tressa, and her grandmother. The grandmother shares with Tressa some very interesting traditions and a legend handed down from the Pennsylvania Dutch.

    The two of them watch from the window as the momma bird builds her nest and eventually lays four eggs in the nest. Tressa is worried about how to protect them but grandma reminds her that the Creator will protect them.

    Some of the interesting activities that the two do together are blowing and coloring eggs. They then turn them into birds by adding some paper decorations and then hang them from the tree out front. Cute ideas to incorporate into your Easter celebrations. The legend itself has no basis in Scripture but it is a lovely way to begin a conversation about the crucifixion of Christ.

    I plan on tucking this book into one of my grands Easter baskets. The story is well written with lots of great ideas and conversation starters. The illustrations are beautiful and make the story come alive. If you've got a little one that you will be celebrating Easter with this year you should add this book to their basket.

    I received a copy of this book to facilitate my review.
  2. Brenda
    WV
    Age: 35-44
    Gender: female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    Beautiful Illustrations and a wonderful story
    February 25, 2016
    Brenda
    WV
    Age: 35-44
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    Easter is such a special time of year, and The Legend of the Easter Robin focuses on the true meaning of Easter. When Tressa notices notices a Robin building a nest on her grandmother's window ledge right before Easter she worries about the eggs and whether they will be safe in the cold. Tressa's grandmother shares the legend of how the robin got it's red breast. The story reminds the reader of the great love Jesus has for us all and how he takes care of all his creatures.

    This book is wonderfully written, filled with vibrant illustrations that are paired perfectly with the story, which really allowing the words to jump from the pages right into the reader's heart. I must admit I somehow never heard the story about how the robin got its red breast and enjoyed learning this legend myself. I think this book will certainly appeal to readers whether young or old. I think it's great that the author includes family time where Tressa dyes eggs with her grandmother while also providing a powerful message of God's love. This book would make a wonderful gift, and would be appropriate for using in a class setting such a Sunday school, or a homeschool setting. Truly a gem that could easily become a reading tradition at Easter.

    A complimentary copy of this book was provided for review.
  3. apple blossom
    Grand Forks, ND
    Age: 45-54
    Gender: female
    4 Stars Out Of 5
    Good message keep in mind this is a Legend
    February 25, 2016
    apple blossom
    Grand Forks, ND
    Age: 45-54
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    The Legend of the Easter Robin is a children's book. Easter coming this would be a beautiful book to share with your children or grandchildren. A little girl who learns a what compassion and faith is from her Grandma and a Robin. The message is wonderful, but you must realize it is a legend story, therefore if you are a creationist this book might rub on a negative cord. Read it with your child and point out the message of compassion and faith and don't dwell on how the Robin got his red breast. Or you could use is for discussing the real way the robin got his red breast. It does give us the real meaning of Easter through the Robin. Yes, I would share it with children, but make it a discussion book. You have to keep in mind what a legend is. It is a story passed down verbally by a group of people. However, the message of love and faith is real and the illustrations are absolutely awesome, very detailed. Children of all ages will love this message just in time for Spring.
  4. Jill F
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    Sweet tale for Easter
    February 20, 2016
    Jill F
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    The original text of this book was published in 2010, but has been re-released recently with new illustrations by Richard Cowdrey. Based on an old Pennsylvania Dutch tale, this legend has been around a long time and celebrates the robin's compassion and Christ's sacrifice.

    There are many ideas in the story to help us connect this time of year with the death, burial and resurrection of Christ. The story takes place in spring, and Mr. Cowdrey has done a wonderful job with the illustrations, giving the readers bright, colorful pictures for most of the story, and more somber pictures for the seriousness of the crucifixion.

    It's a sweet story of a girl and her grandmother, a robin family, spring and Easter. Woven throughout the book are connections of spring, the robins, Christ's sacrifice and more. My own girls enjoyed the story very much.

    I received a free copy of this book from BookLook Bloggers in exchange for this review.
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