Jewish Values: Secret Shofar of Barcelona, The

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Publication Year: 
2010
Number of Pages: 
32 p.
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Symphony conductor Don Fernando, a converso in Barcelona during the Spanish Inquisition, must pretend to be a Catholic while secretly practicing his Jewish faith. He composes an original symphony to perform before the Spanish nobility and Inquisition judges during a festival celebrating the colonies in the New World. Many of the instruments used will be native to the colonies, such as rattles made out of gourds and deer toes. Fernando and his son, Rafael, conspire to pass off the shofar as another native instrument and blow it “in plain sight” during the concert, which will coincide with the Jewish New Year. Doug Chayka’s oil on canvas illustrations are done in rich earth tones with broad strokes, and will appeal to the young reader and artist alike.
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ISBN: 
ISBN 978-0-8225-9944-9
Book ID: 
1364
Sydney Taylor Winner: 
No
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