Out Of Many Waters

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Kidnapped from her parents during the Portuguese Inquisition, 12-year old Isobel BenLazar was sent to work as a slave at a remote Brazilian monastery. In 1654, Isobel escapes and stows away on a ship bound for Amsterdam, searching for her family. But harrowing adventures lead her to the first group of Jews to settle in America.

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Overview

Kidnapped from her parents during the Portuguese Inquisition, 12-year old Isobel BenLazar was sent to work as a slave at a remote Brazilian monastery. In 1654, Isobel escapes and stows away on a ship bound for Amsterdam, searching for her family. But harrowing adventures lead her to the first group of Jews to settle in America.

'Weaves history, drama and narrative into an arresting story."

-New York Times Book Review

'An uplifting.story.built upon twin themes long common to Jewish thought-hope and deliverance."

-Kirkus Reviews

Sydney Taylor Honor Book

New York Public Library Books for the Teen Age

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780595380473
  • Publisher: AuthorHouse
  • Publication date: 2/6/2006
  • Edition description: A Sydney Taylor Honor Book
  • Pages: 212
  • Sales rank: 353,309
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.48 (d)

Meet the Author

Jacqueline Dembar Greene is the award-winning author of some 20 books and short stories for young readers. She has written picture books, historical novels, and non-fiction books. She is also a photographer, and some of her photos illustrate her non-fiction stories and books.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 2, 2000

    A Book Not to be Skipped!

    This book is a very good description of the life back in the time of the Inquisition and shows the hardships and strengths of the Jews throughout the book. The story of Isobel and her friends is in uttmost detail and the quality of the book is phenomenal! Now, if only there were more books like this...

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