Here Come the Purim Players!

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Renowned author Barbara Cohen tells the tale of Purim through the words of Reb Zalman and Reb Yisroel of Prague in this beautifully illustrated storybook.

The Jews living in the Prague ghetto gather to watch a troupe of local players reenact the story of Queen Esther.

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Overview

Renowned author Barbara Cohen tells the tale of Purim through the words of Reb Zalman and Reb Yisroel of Prague in this beautifully illustrated storybook.

The Jews living in the Prague ghetto gather to watch a troupe of local players reenact the story of Queen Esther.

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School Library Journal
K-Gr 3This delightful holiday offering, first published in 1984 (Lothrop) with pictures by Beverly Brodsky, retains the size and design of the earlier book and the text is identical. In the story, set in medieval Prague, the Jews in the ghetto crowd into the rabbi's house for the traditional Purim performance of the story of Esther. A young boy plays the part of Queen Esther, the Persian Jew who saved her people from death at the hands of King Ahasuerus's evil minister, Haman. The performance resembles a Globe Theater Shakespearean play complete with lively audience participation; the activities and comments of the locals provide humor and local color. While the watercolor artwork is not as delicate or as accomplished as Brodsky's watercolor and pen-and-ink illustrations, it does provide an adequate accompaniment to this lively read-aloud choice.Susan Pine, New York Public Library
Childrens Book Watch
Here Come the Purim Players! deserves ongoing mention as a fine Purim tale. Shoshana Mekibel illustrates this tale of two men and their fellow Jews in Prague who escaped description. An appealing story for young Jewish readers.
—Childrens Book Watch
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780807406458
  • Publisher: URJ Press
  • Publication date: 2/28/1998
  • Pages: 1
  • Sales rank: 1,328,784
  • Age range: 5 - 8 Years
  • Product dimensions: 8.10 (w) x 10.10 (h) x 0.40 (d)

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