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THE MAGICIAN'S VISIT by I.L. Peretz

THE MAGICIAN'S VISIT

By I.L. Peretz (Author) , Barbara Diamond Goldin (Adaptor) , Robert Andrew Parker (Illustrator)

Age Range: 5 - 10

Pub Date: Feb. 1st, 1993
ISBN: 0-670-84840-9
Publisher: Viking

 Goldin (Just Enough Is Plenty, 1988) adapts another story about the prophet Elijah visiting a needy, but still charitable, family and providing their Passover feast. The subtly expressive pen-and-watercolor illustration style, with its large-eyed, solemn- faced figures, is unmistakably Parker's (DeFelice's The Dancing Skeleton, 1989; Preston's Popcorn and Ma Goodness, Caldecott Honor, 1967, o.p.). His palette here is particularly lovely--russet, purple, brown, gray-blue. A fine addition to any collection of traditional Jewish tales, with a final note about Passover, Elijah, and Peretz. (Folklore/Picture book. 5-10)