The Creation

by James Weldon Johnson and James Ransome

Ransome's paintings accompanying Johnson's poem alternate between two types of images,... read more

Ransome's paintings accompanying Johnson's poem alternate between two types of images, one being a contemporary male storyteller under a large shade tree with five African-American children. The other images show some of the landscapes and creatures named in this poem about the beginning of the universe according to a story in Genesis. Excerpted from Johnson's poetic sermon, God's Trombones, this full-color picture book can be an inspiration as well as an introduction to the works of an achiever of the past century. (Ages 4-9)

© Cooperative Children's Book Center, Univ. of Wisconsin - Madison, 1994

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