The Oldest Bedtime Story Ever

The Oldest Bedtime Story Ever

Benjamin Morse

The greatest classic of all time is now illuminated by a biblical scholar and artist for the 21st century. Old Testament figures cut from kraft paper and adorned in an exciting array of patterns appeal to every ethnicity and make lasting impressions on the contemporary child’s imagination. This “beautiful brilliant work of art” (Jewish Book World) is available in hardback and as an app. “An ambitious offering, successfully accomplished”(Booklist, starred review) “Delightful … children and adults will relish this journey of epic proportions.” (Publishers Weekly) “Happy the child who meets the Bible through this imaginative rendering of the Hebrew Scriptures.”(Rev. Prof Diarmaid MacCulloch, award-winning author of A History of Christianity) “This new bible summary is wonderful: biblically/historically chronological, smart, short, clear, clever and meaningful: highly recommended for all libraries.”(Association of Jewish Libraries)
benjamin morse

Benjamin Morse

Orson co-founder Benjamin Morse grew up in Connecticut and Virginia before studying religion and art history and Vassar, Oxford, the Courtauld, and Glasgow University. He made the first version of this Bible for one of his four goddaughters. He lives between Glasgow and New York.
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Allison Hancock

Allison Hancock studied acting at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School. She has performed throughout the UK in repertory theatre, radio and television, and on the London fringe. After the birth of her two daughters, she began teaching speech and drama. Her private clients and classes in five West London schools include students aged 4 to 40. She is a regular reader at her church in Isleworth, West London.

Key features

  • 74 full-colour pages
  • Created for people of all ages, colours and creeds
  • Light but helpful guide to the origins of the biblical stories
  • Make-it-yourself templates to recreate the illustrations at home


  • First published in 2012 (hardback) and 2013 ( app)
  • Publisher: Orson & Co
  • Narrated by Allison Hancock
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  • Returning soon to the App Store

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