Elijah's Angel

Overview

The friendship between a little Jewish boy and an African American wood carver is depicted in this holiday tale.

At Christmas-Hanukkah time, a Christian woodcarver gives a carved angel to a young Jewish friend, who struggles with accepting the Christmas gift until he realizes that friendship means the same thing in any religion.

Read More Show Less
... See more details below
Available through our Marketplace sellers.
Other sellers (Hardcover)
  • All (6) from $5.43   
  • New (1) from $50.00   
  • Used (5) from $5.43   
Close
Sort by
Page 1 of 1
Showing All
Note: Marketplace items are not eligible for any BN.com coupons and promotions
$50.00
Seller since 2014

Feedback rating:

(136)

Condition:

New — never opened or used in original packaging.

Like New — packaging may have been opened. A "Like New" item is suitable to give as a gift.

Very Good — may have minor signs of wear on packaging but item works perfectly and has no damage.

Good — item is in good condition but packaging may have signs of shelf wear/aging or torn packaging. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Acceptable — item is in working order but may show signs of wear such as scratches or torn packaging. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Used — An item that has been opened and may show signs of wear. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Refurbished — A used item that has been renewed or updated and verified to be in proper working condition. Not necessarily completed by the original manufacturer.

New
Brand new.

Ships from: acton, MA

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
Page 1 of 1
Showing All
Close
Sort by
Note: Kids' Club Eligible. See More Details.
Sending request ...

Overview

The friendship between a little Jewish boy and an African American wood carver is depicted in this holiday tale.

At Christmas-Hanukkah time, a Christian woodcarver gives a carved angel to a young Jewish friend, who struggles with accepting the Christmas gift until he realizes that friendship means the same thing in any religion.

Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Susie Wilde
Rosen's story is based on the life of Elijah Pierce, a wood carver, lay minister, barber, and educator from Columbus. The main character in the story is Michael who adores the elderly Elijah. When the first day of Chanukah falls on the same day as Christmas Eve, Elijah surprises Michael with the gift of a beautiful angel and tells him "I send prayers to all the wood I've ever carved; now you'll always be in my prayers." Michael is deeply honored and immediately treasures the gift, but begins to worry about bringing home a Christian guardian angel on the first night of Chanukah. Michael's wise parents assure him that "It's an angel of friendship. And doesn't friendship mean the same thing in every religion?" And on Christmas morning when the streets are empty, Michael and his family set out with their "footprints connecting our house and his barbershop in a perfect dotted line", so that Michael can give Elijah, his handmade menorah. For all eight nights of Chanukah, Elijah's menorah glows and sheds light his beautiful carvings. The human connections and universal truths of this story are expressed with light humor. Robinson illustrations are based on her memories of many hours spent creating stories and art while at Elijah's side. Her illustrations shine with tribute as well as color.
Children's Literature - Children's Literature
In certain years Christmas and Chanukah fall on the same date. A young Jewish boy, Michael, is given a carved wooden angel by his African-American friend, an old man in his eighties. He is concerned that it may not be an appropriate gift, but his wise parents assure him that it is a gift of friendship. In return, Michael presents his friend with a menorah he made. Wonderful illustrations accompany this tender and heartwarming story.
Children's Literature - Beverly Kobrin
Please don't relegate Elijah's Angel to the holiday-books shelf, even if it is subtitled "A Story for Chanukah and Christmas." Michael J. Rosen's reminiscence of his boyhood friendship with 80-year-old Elijah Pierce is a marvelous read-aloud or -alone any time of year; whenever family, friendship, or tradition is on the agenda, for instance. Artist Aminah Brenda Lynn Robinson's colorful illustrations reflect her memories of the woodcarver/barber she, too, knew. Rather than tell you anything about the book and deprive you of the pleasure I had as, with no inkling of its contents, the story unfolded, I'll just say, "Enjoy!"
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780780788282
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Publication date: 9/28/1997
  • Age range: 6 - 9 Years
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 10.90 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author

fidosopher.com
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)