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Alexandra's Scroll

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A young girls account of life in Jerusalem in 165 B.C.

When the hated Syrian-Greek king fills ancient Jerusalem with statues of Greek gods and destroys the Jewish temple, feisty Alexandra takes up reed pen, ink, and sheet of papyrus and turns “scribe.”

In her scroll Alexandra records the everyday happenings of her life, as well as the events of the Jewish rebellion led by the Maccabees. When her father joins the resistance against the Greek authorities, Alexandra must leave her friends and the city she loves. The victory of the Maccabees three years later returns the family to Jerusalemto old friends, new ones and, for Alexandra, a new life.

Place and time are recreated in this story of a girl caught up in the events that led to the rebuilding of the temple, the miracle of oil that burns eight days, and the celebration of the first Hanukkah.

Synopsis:

A young girl’s account of life in Jerusalem in 165 B.C.When the hated Syrian-Greek king fills ancient Jerusalem with statues of Greek gods and destroys the Jewish temple, feisty Alexandra takes up reed pen, ink, and sheet of papyrus and turns “scribe.”In her scroll Alexandra records the everyday happenings of her life, as well as the events of the Jewish rebellion led by the Maccabees. When her father joins the resistance against the Greek authorities, Alexandra must leave her friends and the city she loves. The victory of the Maccabees three years later returns the family to Jerusalem—to old friends, new ones and, for Alexandra, a new life.Place and time are recreated in this story of a girl caught up in the events that led to the rebuilding of the temple, the miracle of oil that burns eight days, and the celebration of the first Hanukkah.

Synopsis:

When the hated Syrian-Greek king fills ancient Jerusalem with statues of Greek gods and destroys the Jewish temple, feisty Alexandra turns "scribe, " recording the everyday happenings of her life and the events of the Jewish rebellion led by the Maccabees. This story of a girl caught up in the events that led to the rebuilding of the temple recounts the celebration of the first Hanukkah. Full-color illustrations.

About the Author

Miriam Chaikin, a former childrens book editor, is the author of over thirty books for young readers. Her most recent book, Dont Step on the Sky, is a collection of haiku illustrated by Hiroe Nakata. Ms. Chaikin lives in New York City.

Stephen Fieser is the illustrator of five previous books, including The Sabbath Lion: A Jewish Folktale from Algeria, retold by Howard Schwartz and Barbara Rush. He and his wife live in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780805063844
Subtitle:
The Story of the First Hanukkah
ill.:
Fieser, Stephen,
Author:
Chaikin, Miriam
Author:
Fieser, Stephen
Publisher:
Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)
Location:
New York
Subject:
History
Subject:
Jews
Subject:
Religious - Jewish
Subject:
Children's 9-12 - Fiction - Historical
Subject:
Holidays & Festivals - Jewish
Subject:
Hanukkah
Subject:
Historical - Ancient Civilizations
Subject:
Readers - Intermediate
Subject:
Holidays & Celebrations - Hanukkah
Subject:
Jews -- History -- 586 B.C.-70 A.D.
Subject:
Children s-Historical Fiction-Ancient Civilizations
Subject:
Historical - Military & Wars
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Series Volume:
SP-19 (00)
Publication Date:
20021001
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
from 4 to 7
Language:
English
Illustrations:
30 full-color illustrations
Pages:
128
Dimensions:
9.00 x 7.00 in
Age Level:
09-12

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"Synopsis" by ,
A young girl’s account of life in Jerusalem in 165 B.C.When the hated Syrian-Greek king fills ancient Jerusalem with statues of Greek gods and destroys the Jewish temple, feisty Alexandra takes up reed pen, ink, and sheet of papyrus and turns “scribe.”In her scroll Alexandra records the everyday happenings of her life, as well as the events of the Jewish rebellion led by the Maccabees. When her father joins the resistance against the Greek authorities, Alexandra must leave her friends and the city she loves. The victory of the Maccabees three years later returns the family to Jerusalem—to old friends, new ones and, for Alexandra, a new life.Place and time are recreated in this story of a girl caught up in the events that led to the rebuilding of the temple, the miracle of oil that burns eight days, and the celebration of the first Hanukkah.
"Synopsis" by , When the hated Syrian-Greek king fills ancient Jerusalem with statues of Greek gods and destroys the Jewish temple, feisty Alexandra turns "scribe, " recording the everyday happenings of her life and the events of the Jewish rebellion led by the Maccabees. This story of a girl caught up in the events that led to the rebuilding of the temple recounts the celebration of the first Hanukkah. Full-color illustrations.
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