Jewish Values: Story of Esther, The: A Purim Tale

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Publication Year: 
2012
Number of Pages: 
32 p.
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A dense, colorful text using rich vocabulary and embroidered dialogue parallels the Bible's Megillah of Esther. Serious words get a lift from the delightful illustrations which suggest humor and foreshadow the happy ending. Readers discover the assimilated culture of Persia, the sad fate of Vashti, Esther’s dedication to her Judaism, Mordecai’s descent from Jewish captives in Babylonia, Haman’s use of dice and its connection to the holiday’s name. The book teaches much in a captivating way through exciting plot, beautiful women with strong moral fiber, daring Jewish heroes vanquishing an evil scoundrel and a big party to celebrate, not once but every year, a glorious victory.
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ISBN: 
9780823422234
Book ID: 
1522
Sydney Taylor Winner: 
No