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Pilgrim's Progress by Gary D. Schmidt

Pilgrim's Progress

by Gary D. Schmidt

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Appropriate for Grammar stage reader.
  DaddySchool | Sep 18, 2013 |
NCLA Review - In this lovely little book, Gary D. Schmidt has retold Pilgrim’s Progress for a contemporary audience. In his introduction he states, “My retelling is not another edition, nor is it just Pilgrim’s Progress with the language simplified or the lengthy discussions cut out.” Rather, Schmidt is trying to capture the spirit of what John Bunyan intended for the story—that it be told in a contemporary way using contemporary language. Schmidt succeeds at this goal while staying true to the original story. The result is an engaging, accessible book that will appeal to teenagers and adults. Barry Moser’s beautifully detailed full-color paintings illustrate most of the two-page spreads in the book. This book would be perfect for teen book discussions and would be a fine addition to any church library. Rating: 4 —AMG ( )
  ncla | Dec 21, 2009 |
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In the fields just below a small house, a man walked slowly, bent over by the weight of the great pack heaped up over his back and shoulders.
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Retelling by Gary D. Schmidt - please don't combine with the original or different retellings/abridgements!
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0802853463, Hardcover)

This volume offers a superb retelling in contemporary language of John Bunyan's beloved classic, masterfully illustrated with fifty watercolor paintings by Barry Moser.

Here again is the tale of Christian's spiritual journey from the City of Destruction to the Heavenly Palaces, including the pitfalls and graces that threaten and fortify his epic pilgrimage. Matching Bunyan's flare for storytelling and vivid imagery, Gary Schmidt's new narrative also echoes the best of writers like Dante, Sir Thomas Browne, E.M. Forster, J.R.R. Tolkien, and Nathaniel Hawthorne.

Even after three centuries, this odyssey of faith and human perseverance continues to engage readers today and now, more than ever, Schmidt's retelling of "Pilgrim's Progress" will delight and stir the imagination of readers over and over again.

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The pilgrim Christian undertakes the dangerous journey to the Celestial City, experiencing physical and spiritual obstacles along the way.

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