Yakov and the Seven Thieves

Yakov and the Seven Thieves

Hardcover(First Edition)



Yakov, the kindly cobbler, and his wife, Olga, are heartbroken because their son, Mikhail, is very ill. They seek advice from a wise old man, who enlists the help of seven thieves and proves that miracles can occur if we do good deeds.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780670058877
Publisher: Callaway Editions, Incorporated
Publication date: 06/17/2004
Edition description: First Edition
Pages: 48
Product dimensions: 8.36(w) x 10.40(h) x 0.50(d)
Lexile: AD850L (what's this?)
Age Range: 4 - 8 Years

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Yakov and the Seven Thieves 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
crashingwaves38 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I went into this somewhat skeptical, no matter how I would have wished otherwise. After all, Madonna's not exactly known as a paragon of virtue or a good role model for children. However, I thought this book was an entertaining story. It was fairly long, and the themes in it were addressed to a somewhat older crowd than my 3.5 year old--maybe in the 7-8 sort of range. I especially loved the reasoning behind the old man choosing the thieves to pray with him; I had been wondering exactly why the thieves were asked there and what their purpose was. The very base theme--that miracles do happen--was a good theme to include; you don't see that too often in children's stories anymore. All in all, I thought it was a pretty good book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The book is magical. I enjoyed it. First, the book has angels. For example, the Angel of Death hovers over his son's bed. It means that if he dies the angel will take him to the beyond. Also, the illustrations of angels are up above the characters. Even the thieves who were naughty have the angels above them. This means that they have a good side. Finally, like other fairytales, this has a happy ending. In other words, Yakov's son doesn't die and one of the thieves that stole shoes returns them. When he came to return them, the little boy said that he did not need them. He told the thief he could have the shoes. Therefore, I give this book a 5. It is easy to read. I recommend reading this story.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book shows children that good things come to good people which is a very positive way for children to be brought up.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The star is for the illustrator. His magnificent paintings are worthy of a much more profound story than this one. It's a wonder why his name is not included on the cover, as are illustrators of other childrens books, when the author and illustrator are not the same person. This story left me uninspired. Verbose and shallow.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I loved the whole story from the first page to the last. I would still give it 5 stars based on the colors and pictures alone. My 7 yr old daughter loves to read all of her books, she also is amazed by the pictures that makes the books even more interesting while she's reading. She would love to see each of her story books produced as a movie series. The English Roses would be a great start.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is pretty good and a lot better than I'd expect. The pictures are wonderful and the story was nice.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed this book very much, so did my three nephews and nieces. Madonna gets her message through by pointing out that any one can do good deeds sometime. The illustrations are tremendously well done, each drawing looks like a classical painting, something one would see at the Louvre... One detail I did not care very much about this book is that it is extremely religious oriented. But in all, she did a great job.