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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781554518883
Publisher: Annick Press, Limited
Publication date: 03/14/2017
Pages: 56
Product dimensions: 8.30(w) x 10.60(h) x 0.40(d)
Lexile: 820L (what's this?)
Age Range: 9 - 12 Years

About the Author


Irène Cohen-Janca: Irène Cohen-Janca is a French author who has written many novels and picture books for children.

Maurizio A.C. Quarello: Maurizio Quarello lives in Italy and has illustrated over thirty books. His previous collaboration resulted in multiple awards and has been translated into nine languages.

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The Golem of Prague 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Iamlilu More than 1 year ago
Rating 4 Synopsis The legend of the Golem dates back to the 1500s when the Jews of Prague were being viciously persecuted. Their spiritual leader, Rabbi Loew, also known as The Maharal of Prague, created a formidable creature out of clay whose mission it was to protect the Jews of the city. This beautiful picture book with its lyrical text and evocative illustrations, retells the story of the Golem through the eyes of a young boy, Frantz. Despite warnings to never enter the attic in the synagogue, Frantz climbs up. There, he is transported back to the time when the Golem was created, and eventually destroyed. A blend of mysticism, the supernatural, and even romance makes this a haunting picture book for children ages 8 to 12. I enjoyed the story; but admittedlyI had to google the legend of the Golem to get more information and I’m glad I did as it gave me a better perspective and understanding of the story. The story is a short and fast read. However, it was the exquisite illustrations by Maurizio A.C. Quarrels that held me captive to the story and hence the rating of 4 stars. Parental Note: I would recommend Golem of Prague for children 10 and older only because they would have some background knowledge of what happened to the Jews in Germany pre and during WWII from their school studies. Without this background information, I feel they may have many questions that would require some guidance from a parent or adult who is prepared to answer and discuss religious discrimination issues from this period in our history and how it relates today in our current events. I have received an electronic copy of this book from the publisher and NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. This in no way shaped or influenced my opinion of the book. I would like to thank Annick Press and NetGalley for this opportunity.