Abraham's Search for God

  • Interest Level: Kindergarten - Grade 3
  • Reading Level: Grade 2

“Who made the clouds?” Abraham asks. “Who made the flowers?” Even as a child, he knows there must be something greater than idols of clay and stone. As he observes and questions the world around him, Abraham comes to the conclusion that there is one God. A creative midrash about the father of the world’s religions.

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Interest Level Kindergarten - Grade 3
Reading Level Grade 2
Genre Picture Books
Copyright 2007
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint Kar-Ben Publishing ®
Language English
Number of Pages 32
Publication Date 2014-01-01
Text Type Fiction
BISACS JUV033000, JUV033020
Dewey 222'.11092
Graphics Full-color illustrations
Dimensions 9.5 x 9.75
Lexile 540
ATOS Reading Level 3.1
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 118726
Accelerated Reader® Points 0.5
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Author: Jacqueline Jules

Jacqueline Jules is an award-winning author and poet. Her many children's books include The Hardest Word (National Jewish Book Award finalist), What a Way to Start the New Year! A Rosh Hashanah Story, and Moses and the Runaway Lamb. She lives in Long Island, New York.

Illustrator: Natascia Ugliano

Natascia Ugliano received her diploma at the Fine Arts Academy of Brera, in Milan, Italy. She has illustrated many children's books including Abraham's Search for God, Sarah Laughs, and Benjamin and the Silver Goblet. She lives in Milan.



“Joyful images of the boy and the smiling sun, flowers, and butterflies will attract children, who will enjoy the legend of the strong child who grows up to tell others about One God and to father three great religions: Judaism, Christianity, and Islam.”

Kirkus Reviews

“Jules bases her clearly and effortlessly told legend on several interpretations in the Midrash suggesting how the boy Abraham developed a belief in one unseen God…A promising presentation for early childhood religious instruction.”

Publishers Weekly

“Young readers will find much to connect with in Abraham’s curiosity about the world in the accessible text.”

School Library Journal

“This simply told tale is an excellent introduction to the concept of monotheism, and would be a great discussion starter for talking about God.”

The Horn Book Guide

“The textured illustrations stay true to the simple beauty Abraham finds in nature.”
The Horn Book Guide