About the Book
This new anthology for the whole family consists of five original tales, each linked to an important Jewish holiday and featuring the prophet Elijah. In each tale, Elijah comforts those who are generous, wise, and fair, while challenging those who are faithless.
1997 STORYTELLING WORLD AWARD HONOREE'Compelling, sometimes ethereal.' -- Kirkus Reviews'Simple black-and-white sketches by Rossitza Skortcheva fully complement this engaging collection which is especially recommended for young people, yet is suitable and entertaining reading for all ages.' -- Midwest Book ReviewThis breakthrough children's book by Sydelle Pearl will quickly find a place in Jewish holiday traditions. In five original tales, each relating to an important Jewish holiday, Elijah aids those in need, while challenging those who have lost their faith. The young prophet is summoned by God to wander the earth for a three-month period in order to observe the Jewish people's handling of the Torah. Read along in 'Leaves, ' as Elijah rewards a poor family that has sold its most prized possession for food. 'The Tallis' chronicles the poignant circumstances of an old, disheveled man and the young boy who writes a prayer on his behalf. Each of the five tales, accompanied by rich illustrations, provides young readers with a beautifully crafted introduction to Elijah, God's great messenger for the Jewish people.