eBook Garden download
For Children
Author: Elsie V. Aidinoff
ISBN: 0385608942
Subcategory: Literature & Fiction
Pages 416 pages
Publisher Doubleday (2006)
Language English
Category: For Children
Rating: 4.7
Votes: 422
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eBook Garden download

by Elsie V. Aidinoff


Elsie V. Aidinoff (Author). Grade 11 Up–A revision of the Fall as written in Genesis, The Garden is told from the perspective of Eve, a quizzical woman who questions everything from her own "birth" to God's authority.

Elsie V. Aloof and careless, Adam is the more physical of the two; he enjoys the paradise of Eden, running with the antelope each day, never paying attention to the lessons that his didactic God has to offer.

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The Garden Elsie V Aidinoff Doubleday £1. 9. The remarkable thing about this book is its serious-minded audacity. The Garden has taken seven years to write.

The Garden Elsie V Aidinoff Doubleday £1. It is easy to see why it might be tempting to steal Adam and Eve and put them into a novel. But should Elsie V Aidinoff have resisted? From start to finish, I was fearful she was about to slip, that the only fall would be her own. But she has plucked the glimmering story from its famous tree, sliced into it boldly and made the apple hers. It is polished, considered and plain (though not without amusing flourishes).

Elsie did not give permission. Any online copy is the work of thieves. This is what one author has to say about book piracy: I don't care if you are the nicest person on the planet, foster small kittens in your spare time, and read to the blind. You are still a thief

Elsie did not give permission. You are still a thief. You are hurting my livelihood and the livelihoods of many of my friends. redunicorn · 8 years ago. 2. Aidinoff book. Elsie V. Aidinoff by Elsie V.

The story of the Garden of Eden as seen from Eve's perspective. Whatever your views on the creation myth, God or gods, you will find this thought-provoking and even quite funny in places. This is a morally complicated novel in which Eve asks the eternal questions about Good and Evil, and a God who made Eden and then allowed suffering and death.

Retells the tale of the Garden of Eden from Eve's point of view, as Serpent teaches her everything from her own name to why she should eat the forbidden fruit.

Retells the tale of the Garden of Eden from Eve's point of view, as Serpent teaches her everything from her own name to why she should eat the forbidden fruit, and then leaves her with Adam and the knowledge that her choice has made mankind free.

by Elsie V. Select Format: Hardcover. com User, May 27, 2005. In this provocative retelling of Genesis, modern values such as freedom, independence, and equality are juxtaposed with a definitively Old Testament God-petulant, controlling, jealous, and easily angered.

When the book opens, Eve, who is the narrator, is just coming into consciousness. She has been given by God to the Serpent to raise. Her sense of wonder as the Serpent introduces her to life in Paradise is a strength of the book; she. Her sense of wonder as the Serpent introduces her to life in Paradise is a strength of the book; she learns about nature, love and the way that the new and fascinating world works. When she comes into contact with God - who rears Adam - she is wary of his dominance and egotism. One day, becoming impatient to discover whether or not he's designed the male and female to procreate properly, God rushes Adam and Eve into intercourse

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In this provocative retelling of Genesis, modern values such as freedom, independence, and equality are juxtaposed with a definitively Old Testament God--petulant, controlling, jealous, and easily angered. God wants his creations to do as he says and is disturbed to find that they have minds of their own, minds more complex than he ever envisioned. He created human beings to amuse and worship him, not to go around questioning him.

The story is told from the first-person perspective of Eve, who is a curious, artistic, and brave. She can't understand why God made her physically weaker than Adam and wants to run with the gazelles as he does. The serpent is recast as Eve's mentor, a wise being as ancient as God who recognizes the necessity for Adam and Eve to learn their own lessons and to think for themselves. He does not trick them into eating the apple but lets them know exactly what they will be gaining (freedom) and what they will be giving up (ease and safety).

The book is written in simple but poetic prose that is easily gobbled up. I finished all 400 pages in a day. Despite the fact that I already knew the ending, I still wanted to keep reading. Eve is a well-realized and sympathetic character, particularly for young girls. Adam is not so well-developed, but this is really Eve's story. Furthermore, The Garden questions pertinent issues such as death, the soul, justice, free will, obedience, science vs. religion, and whether God is omnipotent. Some of the most interesting parts of the book concern Eve and the serpent's philosophical discussions. To many critics, this book is unsatisfactory merely because it calls into question the established religious dogma. To me, this kind of questioning is a good thing. I don't think Aidinoff is trying to start a new religion here, but merely to ask...what if?
godlike
Most lovely retelling of the Adam and Eve story as related by Eve. You'll have trouble relating to the serpent in the old way.
Rocksmith
I read this in highschool for my women’s literature class and that was 10 years ago and I still think about this book often! Wonderfully written and not what you’d expect when thinking about Adam and Eve!
Felolune
Everything about this book is compelling. I loved the perspective of Eve, the unique take on the Serpent, and how the author portrays old testament God. I can see how some religious sticklers may not appreciate it, but I enjoyed the storytelling. The relationship between Eve and the Serpent was beautiful and I have read this book several times just because it's such a good story.
Ylonean
I loved this book. It gave a whole new perspective to the world's oldest story. The story was very engaging and thought provoking, and the text was so descriptive. I was able to picture everything the characters were experiencing quite vividly. The most fascinating aspect was my new perception of the serpent. This book allows the reader to really accept a new view of a story we have heard for years.
Tat
One of my favourites. Very controversial.
Voodoolkree
I use to own this book! It got mixed up with donated books last summer, I have been searching for it
ever since. It was just a cheap book I picked up in a bin on sale, I read it. It is very unusal, and most
interesting, I intended to add it to my collection.
However this particular copy is written on terrible paper, and the cover, well It just isnt like the one I had
and it cost me more than the first! If you are interested in reading this and dont care what its written on
then I suggest you go right ahead and buy..
I couldn't finish it.