Thursday, January 21, 2010

Book Review: Benjamin and the Silver Goblet

Benjamin and the Silver Goblet. Jacqueline Jules. Illustrated by Natascia Ugliano. 2009. [March 2009]. Kar-Ben Publishing. 32 pages.

"You always leave me behind," Benjamin grumbled as he watched his brothers load their donkeys. "Let me go to Egypt with you."

Really liked this one. I thought it was a beautiful retelling of a Bible (from the Old Testament, Genesis to be exact) story. In Scriptures, the story comes from Joseph's perspective. We see Joseph seeing his brothers after so many years (a decade or two, I believe.) We see the reunion from his eyes, his perspective. But in this retelling, we see it from the younger brother's eyes. We see it through Benjamin's perspective, the youngest, the beloved. It was an interesting perspective, and I thought it was well done.

I really loved the illustrations by Natascia Ugliano. I thought they were wonderful.

© Becky Laney of Operation Actually Read Bible

1 comment:

Miralee Ferrell said...

Hi Becky, I'd be interested in you doing an interview/review for me and can send you a book. My email addy is miralee at gorge dot net. Thank you!