Daughters of Fire by Fran Manushkin
Heroines of the Bible

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Biblical stories of valorous women--from Eve to Yael--have helped shape the human character and spirit. Rarely, though, has the essence of these heroines been revealed as poignantly as it is in Daughters of Fire.
Fran Manushkin’s sensitive retellings of stories from the Bible and Jewish tradition portray strength and honor, but also jealousy and fear, and Caldecott Medalist Uri Shulevitz’s heroic illustrations highlight the bold, passionate essence of each woman and her world. The result is a collection of tales with heroines who are, above all, human.
 

About Fran Manushkin

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FRAN MANUSHKIN is the author of over twenty-five books for children, including Baby, Come Out!, Little Sleepyhead, and Latkes and Applesauce: A Hanukkah Story. She is a co-chair of the Children's Book Committee of PEN American Center and she lives in New York City. Uri Shulevitz is a contributor for the following Houghton Mifflin Company Title: Daughters of Fire
 
Published September 1, 2001 by HMH Books for Young Readers. 88 pages
Genres: Religion & Spirituality, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Manushkin floridly retells ten stories about women from the Hebrew Bible, all which will be well known to those who attend religious schools where Biblical stories are told.

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When God realizes that Adam needs a mate, he removes one of Adam's sides and fashions Eve.

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