Jewish Values: When I First Held You: A Lullaby from Israel

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Publication Year: 
2009
Number of Pages: 
32 p.
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Lacking any musical notation, this is a 13-line spoken poem telling a newborn of the wonders that surrounded his/her birth. The paintings that illustrate it are stylized full-page images of nature and animals, featuring large areas of rich, muted colors in unusual combinations and patterns. The title page and last page show a pretty young mother before and after the happy birth. On the endpaper there is a quote in Hebrew and English from Rabbi Nachman of Breslov: “The day you were born was the day God decided that the world could not exist without you.” This is the only Jewish element in the book, but it is powerful.
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ISBN: 
978-0-76135-098-9
Book ID: 
1386
Sydney Taylor Winner: 
No
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