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Honi's Circle of Trees
     

Honi's Circle of Trees

by Phillis Gershator
 
From the hills of ancient Israel comes a tale with a modern message: preserve the earth for future generations. Honi, a magical Jewish folk prophet, plants carob seeds for "those who come," those who will enjoy the fruit of those trees.

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From the hills of ancient Israel comes a tale with a modern message: preserve the earth for future generations. Honi, a magical Jewish folk prophet, plants carob seeds for "those who come," those who will enjoy the fruit of those trees.

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School Library Journal - School Library Journal
K-Gr 2-Honi, a character from Talmudic legend, is known for three things: the planting of carob trees across ancient Israel, his ability to communicate with God from within an iconographic circle, and for his selflessness-he plants not for himself, but for the generations to come. In its previous incarnation, Honi and His Magic Circle (Jewish Publication Society, 1979; o.p.), three separate episodes in the wanderer's life were related and resulted in a disjointed tale. This version has a cohesive story line and animated folk-style illustrations. Honi wanders the land planting his seeds, comes to a village where a man remembers his rain miracle from years before and leads the old man to take a rest. When Honi awakens from what he thought was his nap, he learns that 70 years have passed; confused and upset at first, he realizes that he has been allowed to see his trees bear fruit. This is a lovely book not only for the Jewish holiday of Shavuos, but for any library that wants a book on ecology or selflessness. An appealing retelling.-Marcia W. Posner, Holocaust Memorial and Educational Center of Nassau County, Glen Cove, NY

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780827605114
Publisher:
Jewish Publication Society
Publication date:
09/01/1994
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
7.30(w) x 9.31(h) x 0.34(d)
Age Range:
3 - 5 Years

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