Raisel's Riddle

Raisel's Riddle

by Erica Silverman
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Raisel's Riddle by Erica Silverman

A Jewish Cinderella

What's more precious than rubies, more lasting than gold?

Raisel knows. She learned it from her grandfather, a poor scholar who taught her. When he dies, Raisel finds work in the home of a rabbi. His jealous cook makes Raisel toil from sunup to sundown. And as the Jewish holiday of Purim approaches, Raisel works even harder. The rabbi's son presides over the Purim dinner, and Raisel listens closely when he responds to riddles posed by his guests. Is it possible that this young man can answer Raisel's riddle? Erica Silverman's lively retelling of the Cinderella story features a heroine for whom knowledge is as essential to happiness as love. In striking paintings, Susan Gaber captures all her beauty, external and internal.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780613597111
Publisher: Turtleback Books: A Division of Sanval
Publication date: 03/01/2003
Pages: 40
Product dimensions: 9.84(w) x 9.16(h) x 0.41(d)
Age Range: 4 - 8 Years

About the Author

Erica Silverman is the author of The Halloween House and other books for children. She lives in Los Angeles, California. Susan Gaber has illustrated many children's books. She lives in Huntington, New York.

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I read Raisel's Riddle to my kindergarten class at a Jewish day school as part of a Cinderella unit. The story fit in perfectly with the unit's theme and highlighted values that are important in the Jewish tradition. The kids loved the fact that Raisel has a Zayde and were enthralled by the details of the Purim Ball. I would recommend this book to anyone looking for another version of Cinderella or as a fun story to read on Purim.