The Bronze Bow

The Bronze Bow

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by Elizabeth George Speare, Mary Woods, Mary Woods
     
 

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Set in Galilee in the time of Jesus, this is the story of a young Jewish rebel who is won over to the gentle teachings of Jesus. "A dramatic, deeply felt narrative whose characters and message will long be remembered." -- Booklist See more details below

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Set in Galilee in the time of Jesus, this is the story of a young Jewish rebel who is won over to the gentle teachings of Jesus. "A dramatic, deeply felt narrative whose characters and message will long be remembered." -- Booklist

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Children's Literature - Elizabeth Fronk
Eighteen-year-old Daniel bar Jamin lives with a band of zealots in Galilee, Daniel's home. This group hopes to fight the Romans, who have conquered their country. Daniel has another reason to despise the Romans: They crucified his father as an example to the village. Daniel's hatred is the only thing he lives for; he also is trying to escape a cruel master. When Daniel learns that this cruel master has died, Daniel can now return home. Upon his arrival, Daniel realizes that he must stay to help his frail grandmother, his distraught sister, Leah, and their impoverished home. Daniel hears Jesus talking; Daniel wonders if Jesus could help defeat the Romans. However Jesus confuses Daniel because of talk about repentance and compassion rather than violence and hatred in preparation for the upcoming kingdom. Daniel befriends Joel, the son of a Jewish leader, and together they try to aide the zealots. When Joel is captured and the zealots refuse to help, Daniel realizes he must look elsewhere to avenge the Romans. As Leah's health worsens, Daniel sends word to Thacia, Joel's sister. Thacia comes and brings Jesus with her; Jesus heals Leah. Jesus also heals Daniel of his all-consuming hatred. Speare's novel received the 1962 Newbery award but the story still presents a compelling message forty-five years later. If a reader can tolerate Daniel's black mood for most of the novel and mention of Jesus, this can be a very rewarding read for advanced middle school and high school readers.
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"A dramatic, deeply felt narrative whose characters and message will long be remembered." Booklist, ALA

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780786180356
Publisher:
Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Publication date:
03/28/2005
Edition description:
Unabridged, 6 CDs, 7 hrs.
Product dimensions:
5.94(w) x 6.68(h) x 0.98(d)
Age Range:
9 - 12 Years

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"A dramatic, deeply felt narrative whose characters and message will long be remembered." Booklist, ALA

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