This volume offers a superb retelling in contemporary language of John Bunyans beloved classic, masterfully illustrated with fifty watercolor paintings by Barry Moser.
Here again is the tale of Christians spiritual journey from the City of Destruction to the Heavenly Palaces, including the pitfalls and graces that threaten and fortify his epic pilgrimage. Matching Bunyans flare for storytelling and vivid imagery, Gary Schmidts new narrative also echoes the best of writers like Dante, Sir Thomas Browne, E.M. Forster, J.R.R. Tolkien, and Nathaniel Hawthorne.
Even after three centuries, this odyssey of faith and human perseverance continues to engage readers today and now, more than ever, Schmidts retelling of Pilgrims Progress will delight and stir the imagination of readers over and over again.
Gary D. Schmidt
Gary D. Schmidt is a professor of English and the author of Lizzie Bright and the Buckminster Boy and The Wednesday Wars, both Newbery Honor Books.