Jewish Values: Elijah the Slave

Publication Year: 
1988
Number of Pages: 
32 p.
Note: 
Told in many versions, this retelling of an Elijah story is distinguished by the economy and dignity of its language and the power of its color woodcuts. A poor and virtuous scribe is helped by Elijah, who commands him to sell him as a slave. As a slave, Elijah builds a palace overnight and wins his freedom. Elijah here is a commanding figure, bringing solace to the deserving by working miracles. A classic of Jewish children's literature.
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Book ID: 
970
Sydney Taylor Winner: 
No