Journey with Jesus: An Easter Story

by Ann Ingalls, illustrated by Steliyana Doneva

Walk with Jesus

through the special days of Holy Week!

From the joy of Palm Sunday to the love and mystery of the Last Supper, from the sorrow of the Garden of Gethsemane to the triumph of the empty Garden Tomb, journey with Jesus all the way to Easter, and experience His great love.

This unique and unforgettable picture book uses rhyming text and colorful illustrations to tell children the story of Holy Week.

Journey with Jesus recounts the entire week in age-appropriate language that children will understand and remember.

  • Shout “Hosanna” with the crowd on Jesus’ triumphal entry into Jerusalem on Palm Sunday
  • Share his last Passover Feast and watch him wash his disciples’ feet
  • Pray with Jesus in the Garden of Gethsemane
  • Feel his sadness at Judas’ betrayal
  • Watch the trial in front of Pontius Pilate and Jesus’ crucifixion
  • Then celebrate with Jesus’ in his glorious resurrection and victory over death!

Through the captivating illustrations and powerful words based on Scripture, the Easter story is captivating for early readers as told by “Teacher’s Pick” author Ann Ingalls.

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Ann Ingalls


Ann Ingalls passes the day exaggerating (writing fiction) or telling the truth (writing nonfiction). She has written over sixty books for young readers. PENCIL: A STORY WITH A POINT! made the Banks Street Best Books list of 2020. J IS FOR JAZZ won the 2015 Annual American Graphic Design Award and the Ella Fitzgerald Foundation’s “A Book Just for Me!” LITTLE PIANO GIRL also won the Ella Fitzgerald Foundation’s “A Book Just for Me!” She has received a handful of awards from the Highlights Foundation for poetry and short stories.

When given the choice between educating children or entertaining them with her writing, she chooses to do both. Ann lives in Kansas City with her husband, Winston. Please visit her at

Steliyana Doneva


Steliyana Doneva lives in Sofia, Bulgaria with her husband, a violinist and three children, who provide her with continuous inspiration. Her love of painting and drawing started from an early childhood. She studied at the School for Applied Arts in Sofia, and went on to graduate from St. Cyril and St. Methodius University with an MA in Graphic Arts. Stela has been an animator in a movie animation studio, worked on flash animations for children’s games, puzzles, and educational kits, and in her free time she enjoys making fabric toys and working on her photography skills.


“Ann Ingalls has created a guide for even the youngest believers to walk with Jesus through his Passion and Resurrection, and to experience his great love for each one of us. I highly recommend Journey with Jesus to every family and Christian classroom seeking to provide their children with a meaningful Lent and Easter!”
—Father Charles N. Rowe, Vicar General-Vicar for Clergy, Diocese of Kansas City St. Joseph

“Journey with Jesus is a beautifully illustrated book for our youngest students. Once published, I will be sharing it with my preschool through second graders. The rhyming creates a flow to the book that is perfect for this age range and helps when broaching the sensitive topic of Jesus’s crucifixion before the joyful news of His resurrection and the lasting impact on us. This story is so important—I guarantee that I won’t be able to keep it on my shelves during the Lenten season.”
—Amy Lutter, Library Media Specialist

“From Jesus’ triumphal entry on a donkey to His resurrection three days after giving His life on the cross, Journey with Jesus takes children through the entire Easter story in rhythmic, rhyming verse. Ann Ingalls captivates the reader’s attention – children’s and adults’ – and tells the rich story of salvation. Beautiful illustrations accompany the words on each page. A must-have for the Easter season and should be read year-round.”
—Julie Lavender, author of Children’s Bible Stories for Bedtime


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