Escape from Egypt by Sonia Levitin
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The Exodus story forms the backdrop for this carefully researched novel in which Jesse, a Hebrew slave, is torn between his family's wishes and his passion for the half-Egyptian, half-Syrian Jennat. By the author of Journey to America.
 

About Sonia Levitin

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Sonia Levitin is the author of many acclaimed works of historical fiction, including The Return, a Parents' Choice Honor Book and winner of the National Jewish Book Award; Journey to America, an ALA Notable Book; and Escape from Egypt, an ALA Best Book for Young Adults and a Booklist Editors' Choice. Ms. Levitin writes and teaches in Los Angeles.
 
Published April 1, 1994 by Little Brown & Co (Juv). 267 pages
Genres: Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, Action & Adventure. Fiction

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But in the end--after Jesse kills a kid that's been mauled by predators (a symbolic antithesis to the actions of the Good Shepherd)--he makes peace with both Jennat (their mutual attraction and bitter strife have figured throughout) and a God whose ``ways are not our ways.'' Jennat, too, accepts ...

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Though uneasy (in) its combination of the divine and the day-to-day, said PW, this coming-of-age story set against the Israelites' exodus from Egypt holds superb characterizations and will s

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Not even the amply gifted Levitin ( Journey to America ; The Golem and the Dragon Girl ) can quite pull off this one, a coming-of-age/love story set against the Israelites' exodus from Egypt. As usual

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Though ""uneasy (in) its combination of the divine and the day-to-day,"" said PW, this coming-of-age story set against the Israelites' exodus from Egypt holds ""superb"" characterizations and ""will spur her audience to fresh appraisals of sacred history."" Ages 12-up.

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Not even the amply gifted Levitin ( Journey to America ;

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