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The Dragon and the Garden (Paperback)

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Once upon a time, there was a man and a woman in a Garden. And then suddenly, a serpent. 

Look Inside the Book

Prepare to see the Garden of Eden as you always wished you could - tangible, leaves rustling, the scent of fruit on the breeze. This beautiful and imaginative children's book brings the story of our parents' fall to life and points to the work of Jesus Christ, the greater Adam.

This retelling by children's author N.D. Wilson and illustrator Peter Bentley looks at the story of our first parents with wild realism, but also with a childlike honesty and clarity that bring new depth to an old truth. Books in The Old Stories series are designed to help children (and adults) reimagine biblical stories, seeing things they have never seen before. Ages 4 and up.

What People Are Saying:

"Bentley’s illustrations add much to this picture book and are in keeping with Wilson’s Medieval retelling. Imaginative and colorful, they picture a rich, vibrant garden. They also point to Christ, the Great King who would remake the world…and undo all the evil that Adam and Eve had done." -Betsy, The Redeemed Reader


"This is an incredible, reformed, refreshing telling of the fall and promise of the coming of the Messiah. The artistic nature of the book is beautiful while not sacrificing clear, solid theology. My three boys love this book being read to them and just flipping through the pages looking at the vibrant illustrations. Thank you N.D. Wilson!" -James

"My two year old LOVES this book." -Rita

Nathan Wilson lives and writes in the top of a tall, skinny house only one block from where he was born. But his bestselling novels, including the highly acclaimed 100 Cupboards series, have traveled far and wide and have been translated into dozens of languages. He and his wife have five young storytellers of their own, along with an unreasonable number of pets. You can visit him online at ndwilson.com.

AUTHOR: Nathan Wilson

PAGE COUNT: 32 pages

SIZE: 8.25x8.25"

BINDING: Paperback

ISBN 10: 1944503765

ISBN-13: 9781944503765

PUB. DATE: May 22, 2007

More Books in the Old Stories Series

In the Time of Noah: This book, also illustrated by Peter Bentley, retells the story of the flood. Giants and a realistic ark make this an unforgettable storybook for kids.

The Sword of Abram: This book, illustrated by Forrest Dickison (illustrator of Hello Ninja and Blah Blah Black Sheep) tells the story of how Abram rescues his nephew lot from the kings of Canaan.

The Old Stories Bundle: Buy all three books in the Old Stories series for 25% off!

Customer Reviews

Based on 2 reviews
Love the pictures!

Gave it as a gift to a couple in our church with a young son who is 2 years old! He loved the book so much!

Al Johnson

The Dragon and the Garden (Paperback)