book review: Easter In The Garden

I originally picked up this book (by Pamela Kennedy) because of its beautiful illustrations (by David Wenzel) and because of the Easter theme. But when I opened the first page and saw the main character's name was Micah (my first son's name), I had to get it!

Micah has two concerns: that the eggs he has found in the garden will never hatch and that Jesus is dead and he will never see Him again. As the story unfolds, Micah watches the Roman soldiers march through the street. The family's faith is tested. There are tender moments with his mother, the practice of the Passover/Sabbath supper, and the revelation of the angel in the Garden. As Micah watches from his perch in the olive branches, he hears that Jesus is alive and then sees the eggs hatch. He runs home to tell the most exciting news...not that his birdies have hatched, but that Jesus is alive!!

A sweet book to discuss with your kids. One that you'll want to prompt reading comprehension with. I hope you'll enjoy it!


  1. Thanks for sharing this book and review with me, Michelle! I haven't read it, but it looks like a book that my kids would enjoy.

    P.S. I'm sure I'm pointing out the obvious, but, we went to school together! I recognized you immediately in your profile photo. Have you seen my Greenville blog (

  2. Hey, Bethany! Thanks! We love it. And the main character's name is Micah, which is special since our oldest is Micah. ;)

    I had to go to to be redirected to the main site--thought you might want to know that. But I am so looking forward to digging into your GVL recommendations and so excited that you've teamed up with Susan. We were on the Australia Mission Team together. ;) Thanks again for sharing. Best wishes .... m