National Book Award finalist and two-time Newbery Honor-winning author Gary D. Schmidt recaptures the classic tale of one man’s spiritual journey in this contemporary retelling of John Bunyan’s Pilgrim’s Progress, masterfully illustrated with watercolors by artist Barry Moser.
Here again is the tale of Christian’s epic trek from the City of Destruction to the Heavenly Palaces – of the pitfalls that threaten to waylay him and the graces that strengthen him along the way. Matching Bunyan’s flare for storytelling and vivid imagery, Gary Schmidt’s new narrative also echoes the style of writers like J.R.R. Tolkien, Dante, Sir Thomas Browne, E.M. Forster, and Nathaniel Hawthorne.
Even after three centuries, this odyssey of faith and human perseverance continues to inspire readers today – and now Schmidt’s engaging retelling will delight and stir the imaginations of a new generation of pilgrims.
Schmidt, Gary D., Author
Moser, Barry, Illustrator