Journey With Jesus: an Easter Story (Hardcover)

Journey With Jesus: an Easter Story By Ann Ingalls, Steliyana Doneva (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Ann Ingalls, Steliyana Doneva (Illustrator)
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Walk with Jesus through the special days of Holy Week — from the joy of Palm Sunday to the love and mystery of the Last Supper, from the sorrow of the Garden of Gethsemane to the triumph of the empty Garden Tomb, young readers are invited to journey with Jesus all the way to Easter, and experience His great love for each one of us. 

This unique and unforgettable picture book uses rhyming text and colorful illustrations to tell children the story of Holy Week. From Palm Sunday and Jesus’ triumphal entry into Jerusalem to His last Passover Feast with His disciples, washing their feet and praying in the Garden of Gethsemane to Judas’ betrayal, the trial in front of Pontius Pilate and Jesus’ crucifixion, then celebrating Jesus’ resurrection and victory over death, Journey with Jesus recounts the entire week in age-appropriate language children will understand and remember. Through the captivating illustrations and powerful words based on Scripture, the Easter story is captivating for early readers as told by “Teacher’s Pick” author Ann Ingalls. 

Young readers will be intrigued by the colorful artwork that depicts events leading up to resurrection Sunday and the promise of eternal life found that can only be found in God’s beloved and only son, Jesus.  

A sturdy, 8 inch by 8 inch hardcover, this unique holiday book is perfect for: 

  • Children ages 4-8 

  • Sharing the true story of Easter in memorable rhyming text 

  • Easter gifts, including basket stuffers and church ministry outreach 

Inspiring discussion and dialogue with parents, grandparents, friends, and teachers 

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About the Author

Ann Ingalls passes the day exaggerating (writing fiction) or telling the truth (writing nonfiction). She has written over sixty books for young readers. PENCIL: A STORY WITH A POINT! made the Banks Street Best Books list of 2020. J IS FOR JAZZ won the 2015 Annual American Graphic Design Award and the Ella Fitzgerald Foundation’s “A Book Just for Me!”  LITTLE PIANO GIRL also won the Ella Fitzgerald Foundation’s “A Book Just for Me!”  She has received a handful of awards from the Highlights Foundation for poetry and short stories. 

When given the choice between educating children or entertaining them with her writing, she chooses to do both. Ann lives in Kansas City with her husband, Winston. Please visit her at 

Steliyana Doneva lives in Sofia, Bulgaria with her husband, a violinist and three children, who provide her with continuous inspiration. Her love of painting and drawing started from an early childhood. She studied at the School for Applied Arts in Sofia, and went on to graduate from St. Cyril and St. Methodius University with an MA in Graphic Arts. Stela has been an animator in a movie animation studio, worked on flash animations for children's games, puzzles, and educational kits, and in her free time she enjoys making fabric toys and working on her photography skills.

Praise For…

"Ann Ingalls has created a guide for even the youngest believers to walk with Jesus through his Passion and Resurrection, and to experience his great love for each one of us. I highly recommend Journey with Jesus to every family and Christian classroom seeking to provide their children with a meaningful Lent and Easter!" —Father Charles N. Rowe, Vicar General-Vicar for Clergy, Diocese of Kansas City St. Joseph

"Journey with Jesus is a beautifully illustrated book for our youngest students. Once published, I will be sharing it with my preschool through second graders. The rhyming creates a flow to the book that is perfect for this age range and helps when broaching the sensitive topic of Jesus's crucifixion before the joyful news of His resurrection and the lasting impact on us. This story is so important—I guarantee that I won't be able to keep it on my shelves during the Lenten season." —Amy Lutter, Library Media Specialist

"From Jesus’ triumphal entry on a donkey to His resurrection three days after giving His life on the cross, Journey with Jesus takes children through the entire Easter story in rhythmic, rhyming verse. Ann Ingalls captivates the reader’s attention – children's and adults' – and tells the rich story of salvation. Beautiful illustrations accompany the words on each page. A must-have for the Easter season and should be read year-round." —Julie Lavender, author of Children’s Bible Stories for Bedtime  

"The accuracy in storytelling and illustration in Journey with Jesus gives numerous opportunities to teach, encourage, and explain the true meaning of Easter. This book is sure to encourage its readers as it depicts the resurrection and the joy of knowing that Jesus is not dead but is alive to bring salvation to all who believe." —Gail Cartee, Write2Ignite

"Journey with Jesus is an excellent resource for Christian families. It could also serve as an introduction to Lent and Easter for families with young children who have just been introduced to the gospel or who have a desire to learn about Jesus." —The Banner

Product Details
ISBN: 9781640609051
ISBN-10: 1640609059
Publisher: Paraclete Press
Publication Date: January 30th, 2024
Pages: 24
Language: English