A young boy becomes caught up in the excitement of the Purim celebration as the rabbi narrates the story of the courageous Queen Esther and the evil Haman. Reprint. AB.
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PreSchool-Grade 2-- As is customary, the Jewish youngsters in this story dress in costumes of characters in the Purim story and go to synagogue to hear the Scroll of Esther read. Depicted in watercolor and ink illustrations, with a few lines of text on each page, this is no prize-winner; however, it is a simplified, lighthearted version of the old tale that is suitable for young children. Better titles are Feder's It Happened in Shushan (Kar-Ben, 1988), which has a repetitive refrain that is excellent for storytelling; Zwerin's A Purim Album (UAHC, 1981); and Chaikin's Esther (Jewish Publication Society, 1987). Zalben's appealing Goldie's Purim (Holt, 1991) focuses more on the children's participation in the holiday, with less actual information about it. Silverman's Festival of Esther (S. & S., 1989) and Barbara Cohen's exquisite Here Come the Purim Players (Lothrop, 1984; o.p.) are suitable for slightly older children. --Marcia Posner, Federation of New York and the Jewish Book Council, New York City
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Book Description Albert Whitman & Company, 1994. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110807566837
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