Two arguing brothers stand before the wise King Solomon and he decides to share with them the story of two other brothers who lived long before their time. By retelling the story of how Jerusalem came to be, he offers guidance in hope that they will learn to appreciate one another and the value of sharing. This is the founding story of Jerusalem, told in Mosques, Synagogues and Churches. It is a truly uplifting and hopeful tale of both family and compassion. This tale serves as a reminder that peace and reconciliation can be brought to any situation. The subject matter appeals to many faiths; nicely articulated with an informative endnote. The bright yet simple illustrations fill the pages, perfectly accompanying this magnificent story. Major lead title push into all channels as well as targeted campaign to Global Peace Organizations.
Chris Smith is a storyteller who has also worked with UNICEF and Oxfam on the West Bank and in Gaza. The power of traditional stories is a source of inspiration for Chris, and he wrote this book to "combine my love of story with the wish for the people of Israel and Palestine to find peace." Chris has two daughters, and lives in Oxford, England. This is his first project with Barefoot. Aurelia Fronty is a painter, illustrator and textile artist. Traditional art from around the world has always inspired her, particularly colors and patterns. Aurelia has illustrated many children's books in the French market, and this is her first project for Barefoot. She lives with her partner and two children in Montreuil, France.