Comments on: A Child’s History of the Church, part 1 Where our past is never very long ago Thu, 02 Jul 2015 21:21:41 +0000 hourly 1 By: Bruce Crow Sun, 17 Jan 2010 22:32:49 +0000 It certainly has a different feel than the previous series. The story is straight forward and unambiguous, as you would expect from a children’s magazine. But it does make you wonder about the backstory. For example, why don’t we know that date of the first vision?

By: Researcher Sun, 17 Jan 2010 19:05:46 +0000 Nice artwork. Very mid-century. The depiction of the trees isn’t bad (like certain depictions, which are of dubious quality. Hint to artists: if your trees all look alike, you have a bit of a problem. Get a tree book. Read it.) (This isn’t too much of a tangent, since if you’re going to depict the Sacred Grove, you’re going to have to give some thought to the trees.)

The Sacred Grove is a beautifully managed forest, especially with all the traffic it gets. If you’ve never been there, here are some lovely photos.

I’m going to miss the Wilford Woodruff cliff-hangers. His adventures were so very dramatic. There are lots of people in the background of the Joseph Smith story, as it’s likely to be told to children, but many fewer “characters.”

But of course, it’s a wonderful and amazing and marvelous story in its own right.

By: Dovie Sun, 17 Jan 2010 16:19:56 +0000 I love the Joseph Smith story, but when I was a child it was a hard one to take, because of how it would end. I know as a grown up that was not the end and the work rolls forward but as a personal narrative it always broke my heart. When we would begin its study again I remember hoping that somehow this time the ending would be different.

I love the style of the illustrations in this new one.