Elijah's tears : stories for the Jewish holidays

by Pearl, Sydelle.

Format: Print Book 1996
Availability: Available at 2 Libraries 2 of 2 copies
Available (2)
Location Collection Call #
CLP - Homewood Children's Seasonal/Holiday jFic Pearl, S
Location  CLP - Homewood
Collection  Children's Seasonal/Holiday
Call Number  jFic Pearl, S
Penn Hills Library Juvenile j PEA
Location  Penn Hills Library
Collection  Juvenile
Call Number  j PEA
These five original stories, each linked to an important Jewish holiday, feature the prophet Elijah-the beloved folk character who is known for magically appearing to those in great need.Richly illustrated and beautifully written this collection provides a wonderful introduction to the prophet Elijah-the great messenger of God for the Jewish people.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Gr. 3^-5, younger for reading aloud. In a clear, graceful preface, Pearl talks about Elijah's role in Jewish folklore, including his traditional appearance at the Passover seder. She invents five fantasy stories in the spirit of that tradition--two for Passover, one each for Succot, Hanukkah, and Yom Kippur--where Elijah appears with mysterious powers in ordinary life, in disguise and just in time to help someone in trouble. In the best story a boy wraps his tallis (prayer shawl) round the trembling shoulders of a cold and hungry man: was he Elijah? The illustrations were unseen in galley but the bright dust jacket picture evokes Chagall-style shtetl scenes. A long glossary explains the many Hebrew words in the text. The telling is sometimes a bit flowery and exclamatory (especially in the story where Pearl gives Elijah a sister), but at its best the style is lyrical, chatty, and immediate. --Hazel Rochman"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Series Redfeather books.
Subjects Elijah -- (Biblical prophet) -- Juvenile fiction.
Elijah -- (Biblical prophet) -- Fiction.
Children's stories, American.
Fasts and feasts -- Judaism -- Fiction.
Jews -- Fiction.
Short stories.
Publisher New York :Holt,1996
Edition 1st ed.
Contributors Penney, Rossitza Skortcheva.
Language English
Description 63 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm.
ISBN 0805046275 (alk. paper)
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