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David and Goliath

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The late, beloved children's book writer and illustrator Tomie dePaola, presents his unique, imaginative artwork to bring new life to this beautiful and powerful retelling of the Bible story of a shepherd boy named David and his battle with a mighty giant.

"I will go and fight this giant," said David. "I am a shepherd...With the help of God I have killed lions. I have killed bears. Surely God will save me from this Philistine."

Tomie DePaola

Tomie dePaola was best known for his books for children. He had written and/or illustrated over 270 books. He received numerous awards and honors, including Caldecott Honor and Newbery Honor awards, the Children's Literature Legacy Award (called the Laura Ingalls Wilder Award until June, 2018) for "substantial and lasting contribution to literature for children", the Smithson Medal from the Smithsonian Institution, and the Regina Medal from the Catholic Library Association. Nearly 25 million copies of his books have been sold.


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by An Open Book Family
on 11/4/2021
from Hummelstown, PA
Wonderful addition to family library
I read David and Goliath with my nine- and ten-year-olds. They came close, studying the illustrations as I read. The words and text hold the same charm as other Tomie dePaoloa books that we've enjoyed together.

The book sticks to the story in 2Samuel and goes a little deeper than the short, familiar retellings of  of David slaying the giant. (My daughter pointed out that she'd never heard the part about David beheading Goliath.) It makes clear the message that God is the one, true God, who comes to the aid of the small and lowly.

The book itself is sturdy and beautiful, perfect for reading and re-reading in the hands of children and adults.
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