JOURNEYS WITH ELIJAH by Barbara Diamond Goldin

JOURNEYS WITH ELIJAH

Eight Tales of the Prophet
Age Range: 8 - 12

KIRKUS REVIEW

This gathering of retold stories from the Talmud and elsewhere features dazzling watercolor art matched to encounters with the Old Testament figure who has become, as Goldin (While the Candles Burn, 1996, etc.) writes, “a symbol of hope, a figure who stands for what is just and good in the world.” She evokes the worldwide “journey” of the Jewish people by setting her tales in an array of times and places, from modern Israel to Argentina and ancient China; no matter where he puts in an appearance, Elijah offers choices or chancy blessings that, often indirectly, lead the perplexed, misled, or discontented to wisdom. From tiny, jewel-like title decorations to crowd scenes that ripple with movement, Pinkney’s watercolors provide a shimmering backdrop to these reverent, simply told renditions. (bibliography) (Folklore. 8-12)

Pub Date: April 1st, 1999
ISBN: 0-15-200445-9
Page count: 96pp
Publisher: Harcourt
Review Posted Online:
Kirkus Reviews Issue: April 1st, 1999




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