A Shout in the Sunshine

A Shout in the Sunshine

by Mara W. Cohen Ioannides


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ISBN-13: 9780827608382
Publisher: The Jewish Publication Society
Publication date: 04/16/2007
Pages: 120
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range: 10 Years

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Shout in the Sunshine 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
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A Shout in the Sunshine is a beautifully written coming of age tale that chooses, as its setting, 15th century Greece and, as its focus, the assimilation of two disparate communities of Jews (the Spanish and the Greek), following the displacement of Spanish Jews after the Inquisition. Cohen Ionnides craftily weaves together carefully researched facts of the little-known Greek community of Thessaloniki to paint a compelling portrait of religious tolerance that will resonate with young and adult readers, alike. The characters are richly written and the history is described in an easy-to-understand fashion. The author's evocative style ensures that, while we are getting an education in history, we never feel overwhelmed or lost in the details. Skillfully balancing the true history against the fiction of the plot, the author makes it is easy to picture the setting and culture of that era. A quick but memorable read.