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Joseph the Dreamer

Format: Paperback

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Joseph the Dreamer is a level 2 I Can Read! based on the NIV Adventure Bible. In this story, young readers learn who Joseph is and what happens to him after his brothers sell him into slavery.
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Joseph may be his father’s favorite son, but his brothers feel differently about him. So they sell him into slavery in Egypt. Will Joseph forgive his brothers? Can God turn a bad situation into a big blessing?

This is a Level Two I Can Read! book, which means it’s perfect for children learning to sound out words and sentences. It aligns with guided reading level J and will be of interest to children Pre-K to 3rd grade.

Contributor(s) David Miles
About the Contributor(s) David Miles

Born and raised in Michigan, David spent his childhood sloshing through creek beds, climbing trees, and creating numerous baked goods.  That spirit of adventure and curiosity often finds its way into his illustrations through quirky characters and hidden surprises.  After spending a decade in Philadelphia and New York pursuing his artistic dreams, David has moved back to the familiar surroundings of Michigan.  Now, when he's not drawing and painting he still enjoys a good romp through the woods.


UPC 025986750848
ISBN-10 0310750849
ISBN-13 9780310750840
Publish Date Dec 29, 2015
Weight (lbs) 0.6500
Height 9.00
Width 6.00
Length 32
Length Unit Pages
Publisher Zonderkidz
Price $4.99
Series I Can Read! / Adventure Bible
Format Paperback
Language English

Customer Reviews

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There are several books in the I Can Read! / Adventure Bible series, and Joseph the Dreamer and Facing the Blazing Furnace are two of the newest releases. Our family does not own the Adventure Bible, NIV or the Adventure Bible for Early Readers, so I cannot compare these books to those (to see if the content is duplicated). We do, however, own both the Adventure Bible for Toddlers and the Adventure Bible Storybook, and I can tell you that the wording and illustrations are not duplicated across these three editions. The books in the I Can Read! / Adventure Bible series are worded with simpler phrasing and shorter sentences than you will find in the Adventure Bible Storybook.

Joseph the Dreamer is a simplified re-telling of the story of the life of Joseph which can be found in the Bible in the book of Genesis. Overall I think it is well done and is easy to understand. The story is accompanied by big, colorful illustrations.

At the end of Joseph the Dreamer is a page containing "People of the Bible" (which has an illustration of Jacob and Joseph accompanied by short descriptions of each and quotes Genesis 49:25) and "Life in Bible Times: Joseph's Colorful Coat" that gives a short explanation of the qualities of Joseph's coat/robe and why it made his brothers jealous.

The I Can Read! / Adventure Bible series are categorized as reading level 2 ("Reading with Help") and the stories do not feel "choppy" like you might find in some learn-to-read books. With a retail price under $4 per book, I find these books to be a great value.

FTC Declaration: The publisher has provided me with a complimentary copy of this book or advanced reading copy. This does not change the fact that I will give my honest opinion in my reviews. (Posted on 12/30/2015)
Review by PENNY
Overall Rating
I like the I Can Read! Adventure Bible series. Joseph the Dreamer is especially wonderful for boys. In the story Joseph suffers at the hands of his brothers, goes on to fulfill God's plan and learns to forgive. The story is simple, yet holds a great message. If you have an early or independent reader, this series is a great addition to their library. David Miles creates colorful illustrations that enhance the story.
I received this book in exchange for a fair review.
(Posted on 12/30/2015)
Review by The IE Mommy
Overall Rating
My seven year old is reading books like crazy! I am so happy we have been introduced to these Adventure Bible books especially with the "I Can Read" different level reading numbers.

Joseph the Dreamer by Adventure Bible is told very well. It tells how the brothers sold Joseph, but it leaves out how especially mean the brothers were. I feel that the Adventure Bible's interpretation is most appropriate for my seven year old.

The text is simple and plain and I appreciate that it has the "I Can Read" level so we knew before we even began to read it that my son would read it well. The pictures help tell the story nicely. We all know how the story ends, but it is one we need to read over and over again to learn forgiveness and trusting Gods plan. (Posted on 12/19/2015)
Review by Jalynn
Overall Rating
Poor Joseph, he was blessed with a set of siblings that weren't particularly fond of him. He was thrown into a pit and then sold into slavery. He was put through the worst of the worst yet God brought him out of it and elevated him. What a great story of perseverance! He did so much with all that God had given him. He eventually was able to make amends with his brothers and save many people with the blessings God bestowed upon him.

A great story perfect for the ages of 4-8. A level 2 reader that is great for beginning readers but they will need some help.

Excellent story for children!

**Disclosure** This book was sent to me free of charge for my honest review from the author. (Posted on 12/17/2015)

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