Reveals the three thousand-year history of Jerusalem through the evolution of such historic Jewish sites as the City of David, the Jaffa Gate, and Yemin Moshe, the first development outside the old city walls
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Gr 4-6--Intended as a souvenir book for the Jerusalem 3000 festivities in Israel, this is an interesting, authentic history of the city as revealed through archaeological research. Paris describes the conquering and occupation of this hill city from the Jebusite Period (1300-1004 B.C.E.) through 11 more rulers to the present. An illustrated timeline clearly shows a typical man from each period and possibly subtle changes in the stonework of the background. Each double-page spread recapitulates the chronological history and development of a section of Jerusalem. ``Did you know?'' bubbles provide esoteric facts. Panoramic double-spread paintings of the area in antiquity and at the present time alternate with text pages. The information is for middle-grade children, but they're sure to be turned off by the two cutesy ``guide'' children talking in silly dialogue while floating about on bubbles. Heavy, black-speckled borders on text pages with other cartoon touches spoil the look of what could have been more than a souvenir book. It presents more information about the history of the city than Karla Kuskin's lyrical Jerusalem, Shining Still (HarperCollins, 1987), a beautifully designed book that reveals Jerusalem's majesty and importance to Judaism, Christianity, and Islam.
Marcia W. Posner, Holocaust Memorial and Educational Center of Nassau County, Glen Cove, NY
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Book Description Simcha Media Group, 1995. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Peterg (illustrator). book. Bookseller Inventory # M0943706599
Book Description Simcha Media Group (NJ), 1995. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110943706599
Book Description Simcha Media Group (NJ). Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 0943706599 New Condition. Bookseller Inventory # NEW7.2080022