Abraham's Search for God
“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.
|Interest Level||Kindergarten - Grade 3|
|Reading Level||Grade 2|
|Genre||Fiction, Picture Books|
|Publisher||Lerner Publishing Group|
|Imprint||Kar-Ben Publishing ®|
|Number of Pages||32|
“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.” —Booklist
“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.”
“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
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), Happy Hanukkah Lights, and Picnic at Camp Shalom. She lives in northern Virginia.
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.