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Publisher Comments:

Retold from traditional sources and accompanied by David Wisniewski's unique cut-paper illustrations, Golem is a dramatic tale of supernatural forces invoked to save an oppressed people. It also offers a thought-provoking look at the consequences of unleashing power beyond human control. The afterword discusses the legend of the golem and its roots in the history of the Jews. A Caldecott Medal Book.

Synopsis:

Some four hundred years ago, according to legend, Rabbi Loew shaped a giant man of clay--a golem--and brought him to life. The golems job was to defend the Jews of Prague from their persecutors, and he performed it almost too well. Wisniewskis Caldecott Honor-winning book is now in paperback. Full color.

About the Author

David Wisniewski (wiz-NESS-key) was born in Middlesex, England, in 1953. After training at Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Clown College, he spent three years as a clown, designing and constructing his own props, costumes, and gags. He was subsequently hired by his future wife, Donna, as a performer with a traveling puppet theatre. Married six months later, the Wisniewskis started their own troupe, Clarion Shadow Theatre, specializing in shadow puppetry. In the course of creating the plays, puppets, and projected scenery, Mr. Wisniewski evolved the storytelling techniques and art skills that eventually led to his picture books with their unique cut-paper illustrations. His retelling of GOLEM was awarded the 1997 Caldecott Medal. David Wisniewski died in 2002 in the Maryland home he shared with his wife and two children.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780618894246
Author:
Wisniewski, David
Publisher:
Clarion Books
Location:
New York
Subject:
Legends, Myths, & Fables - Other
Subject:
Jews
Subject:
Folklore
Subject:
Legends
Subject:
Legends, jewish
Subject:
Golem
Subject:
Children s-Fables
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper, Picture
Publication Date:
20071131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 1 to 5
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
32
Dimensions:
11 x 9 x 0.13 in 0.38 lb
Children's Book Type:
Picture / Wordless
Age Level:
06-10

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"Synopsis" by , Some four hundred years ago, according to legend, Rabbi Loew shaped a giant man of clay--a golem--and brought him to life. The golems job was to defend the Jews of Prague from their persecutors, and he performed it almost too well. Wisniewskis Caldecott Honor-winning book is now in paperback. Full color.
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