Baby Moses in a Basket

By Caryn Yacowitz
Illustrated by Julie Downing

The story of a tiny baby’s epic journey—and the surprising help he gets along the way—in a touching, transcendent picture book.

In the time of the pharaohs, a loving mother saves her son by tucking him into a basket and setting him afloat on the wide, wild Nile River. Over one long night, the creatures of the Nile—Curious Ibis, Mama Hippo, Mighty Crocodile—watch over Moses, nudge him on his way, and keep him safe through catching reeds and a raging storm. As morning breaks, the river delivers the baby safe and sound into an unexpected safe haven—the welcoming arms of the pharaoh’s daughter. With a poetic text and sumptuous watercolors, Caryn Yacowitz and Julie Downing introduce the youngest readers to Moses and the Exodus story and weave a warm, reassuring tale of love and comfort. Ideal for Passover and year-round, this universal story invites little ones of any faith to experience a thrilling journey in perfect, protected safety.

  • Sumptuously illustrated and beautifully written, this is a beautiful introduction to the figure of Moses and the Exodus story.
  • A Passover book for the youngest in the family!
  • Not just a Bible story, this is also a sweet bedtime book.

About the author

Caryn Yacowitz is a playwright, speaker, and the author of several picture books. She lives in California.

About the illustrator

Julie Downing is the illustrator of more than forty-five picture books and a professor of watercolor and children’s book illustration. She lives in California.

ISBN: 9781536206098
Imprint: Candlewick
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Hardback
Release Date: March 3, 2021
Dimensions: 240 x 229mm, 32pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $29.99
New Zealand RRP: $32.99
Stock Level: In Stock

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