Golem (Paperback)

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Retold from traditional sources and accompanied by paper-cut illustrations, the legend of Rabbi Loew, who shapes a giant man of clay--a golem--and brings him to life to defend the Jews of Prague from their persecutors, reveals the consequences of unleashing power beyond human control. A Caldecott Medal winner & ALA Notable Childrens Book. Reprint. *Author: Wisniewski, David *Publication Date: 2007/11/19 *Number of Pages: 28 *Binding Type: Paperback *Grade Level: 3-4 *Language: English *Depth: 0.25 *Width: 9.00 *Height: 10.75

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Publisher Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Mfg Part# 9780618894246
SKU 204475455
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0618894241
Release Date 11/1/2007
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Dimensions (in Inches) 10.75H x 9L x 0.25T
Author Info
David Wisniewski
Winner of the 1997 Caldecott Award for "Golem", David Wisniewski was born in England in 1953 to an American father and a British mother. Raised primarily in Nebraska, Alabama, Texas, and Germany, Wisniewski attended the University of Maryland. After leaving college, Wisniewski became a clown for the Ringling Brothers Circus. He also worked as a puppeteer. After marrying and having children, Wisniewski began writing and illustrating children's books. In addition to illustrating his own works, Wisniewski has also illustrated the works of other authors including Eve Bunting.
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"The cut-paper collages are exquisitely produced and exceedingly dramatic. There is menace and majesty in Wisniewski's use of color, and he finds atmosphere and terror in a scissor's stroke. A fact-filled final note concludes this mesmerizing book."
"The power of David Wisiewski's take on the golem story lies in his remarkable cut-paper illustrations."
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First Line Within the beautiful city of Prague, fierce hatreds have raged for a thousand years. People of differing beliefs in God and nation have clashed violently here: Czech against German, Protestant against Catholic, Christian against Jew.
Editors Note Retold from traditional sources and accompanied by paper-cut illustrations, the legend of Rabbi Loew, who shapes a giant man of clay--a golem--and brings him to life to defend the Jews of Prague from their persecutors, reveals the consequences of unleashing power beyond human control. A Caldecott Medal winner & ALA Notable Children's Book. Reprint.
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Book Format Paperback
Minimum Age 09
Number of Pages 0032
Publisher Clarion Books

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