Saturday, January 8, 2011

Miriam in the Desert by Jacqueline Jules

by Jacqueline Jules
Kar-Ben Publishing
After a heavy diet of YA Fiction, we plan to relax for a bit and bring you some picture book reviews. We have a stack of great titles that have been waiting on us patiently, so have your order cards ready!

We love reading about characters from history we were unaware of before, and that certainly includes Biblical characters. Through the eyes of Bezalel, Miriam's grandson, we follow the people of Israel through their grumbling journey to the base of Mt. Sinai. Bezalel draws in the sand along the way as Miriam sings and comforts the people.

This simple story is perfect for young children learning both their basic Bible stories, and a little about the personality of God. The pictures do a wonderful job of conveying both the frustrations and the hope of the Israelites. We give it a

5 out of 5.


  1. Picture books are such an ideal way of introducing kids to history so they don't think it is dull, boring and useless when they get older. And Biblical history will serve them well later in life, I think.
    Sounds like a great book, thanks for this review.

  2. I think this book is fantastic. My four year old requests it often, and I think Ms Jules did a fine job with this story.