Miriam in the Desertby Jacqueline Jules, Natascia Ugliano
Miriam’s grandson Bezalel draws pictures in the sand as he dreams of the future. When his great-uncle Moses clibs the mountain to receive God’s laws, Bezalel learns he is the chosen artist who will craft the Holy
As the Israelites, freed from slavery in Egypt, follow Moses through the desert, his sister Miriam comforts them through the wilderness.
Miriam’s grandson Bezalel draws pictures in the sand as he dreams of the future. When his great-uncle Moses clibs the mountain to receive God’s laws, Bezalel learns he is the chosen artist who will craft the Holy Ark.
This is a fixed-format ebook, which preserves the design and layout of the original print book.
Miriam, Moses's sister, is featured in the fourth in Jules's Bible series, offering encouragement and guidance to the Israelites as they continue their seemingly endless thirst- and hunger-filled journey through the desert following their escape from Egypt. Miriam's belief in God's miracles quells the groups' negative complaints. "Miracles, miracles / Praise God's might! / We see miracles / Day and night." Sweet water and manna wondrously appear to satisfy each one before the travelers reach the mountain of Sinai to receive God's Ten Commandments. Bezalel, the artist chosen by God to build the Holy Ark, is represented here as Miriam's grandson (and the narrator of the tale), who plays a crucial role in developing a new spiritual future for the Jews. Deeply colored pastel-and-acrylic double-page paintings effectively portray a legendary biblical setting in a guileless and unsophisticated style; the deep ochres and blues of the desert landscape provide a warm backdrop that takes the edge off the misery of the Israelites. They effectively match the original and simple dialogue-driven text. (author's note) (Picture book. 4-7)
Meet the Author
Jacqueline Jules is an award-winning author and poet. Her many children’s books include The Hardest Word (National Jewish Book Award finalist), Sydney Taylor Honor Award Winners Sarah Laughs and Benjamin and the Silver Goblet, the Ziz adventure series, and Once Upon A Shabbos. She lives in northern Virginia.
Jacqueline Jules is the author of numerous books for children, including Duck for Turkey Day. She is also a librarian, teacher, and poet. She won the CYBILS award for best short chapter book for the first book in the Zapato series. She lives in Arlington, Virginia. www.jacquelinejules.com
and post it to your social network
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
See all customer reviews >