NACHSON WHO WAS AFRAID TO SWIM
Young Nachshon’s family has been enslaved by the Egyptian Pharaohs for generations. He fears that this will be his destiny, too, but when Moses confronts the wicked Pharaoh and then leads the Jews out of Egypt to the Red Sea, Nachshon gets the chance to overcome his fear of the water – and to realize his dream of freedom.
The biblical legend of the brave boy who was the first to step into the sea when the waters parted for Moses, will inspire children to examine and deal with some of their own fears. A wonderful story for Passover!
"Cohen succeeds in transporting the Exodus story to a personal scale without robbing it of significance. Jago's highly stylized...pictures are handsome and heartfelt: his gold-hued palette and mural-like compositions convey the heat and oppressiveness of Egypt, while his elaborately textured (and seemingly handmade) surfaces make the pages feel burnished by the forces of history and faith." –Publishers Weekly