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."
Sydney Taylor Honor Book
New York Public Library Books for the Teen Age
|Edition description:||A Sydney Taylor Honor Book|
|Product dimensions:||5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.48(d)|
|Age Range:||9 - 12 Years|
About 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.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
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...