Nine-year-old Shani must carry an urgent message to Af-Bri, Prince of the Rains and Winds, who dwells in that land. So Elijah the Prophet tells her how to journey all the way from her home in America to the River Sambatyon, and a secret way to cross it.
In the Land of Beyond-Sambatyon, Shani is welcomed in the palace of Queen Shabbat, and has adventures that blend entertainment and fantasy with characters and themes from Jewish history and tradition.ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Shimon Bakon, Ph.D., was Director of Jewish Education in Bridgeport, Connecticut and Springfield, Massachusetts. He is the author of many works on Bible and Jewish Thought, and is now the Editor of the journal Jewish Bible Quarterly in Jerusalem..
|Age Range:||8 - 12 Years|
What People are Saying About This
The story of Shani is told in a lively style that emphasizes adventure, excitement and humor. The lessons come out clearly but lightly, not heavy and didactic. Which type of teaching-tale will the young reader remember when adulthood approaches and imagination is overtaken by reality? This is a lovely book. (Dr. Dan Vogel, Professor Emeritus of Literature, Yeshiva University)