Miriam by Beatrice Gormley

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"The first time I sensed my special gift, I did not even know that it was special. I certainly did not guess it was the same gift as our ancestor Joseph's." Little did Miriam know that her gift would lead her far from her home and people, into the great palace of Pharaoh's daughter with her baby brother Moses. At first homesick for the humble world of the Hebrew village she left behind, Miriam soon finds herself enjoying the luxury of her new surroundings. As she learns the ways of palace life from Lady Nebet, the princess's powerful lady-in-waiting, Miriam begins to dream of becoming someone important in Pharaoh's court. But the suffering of the Hebrew people grows worse, and Miriam feels torn. Must she choose between her heritage and her new life? Can she remain loyal to her people -- and to her God?

About Beatrice Gormley

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Beatrice Gormley has written a number of books for young readers, including several titles in the Childhood of Famous Americans and Childhood of World Figures series, as well as biographies of George W. Bush and Laura Bush. She lives in Ossining, New York.
Published February 1, 1999 by Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Company. 180 pages
Genres: Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, Education & Reference. Fiction

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Though brief biographies of biblical characters abound, young readers are rarely provided with fully realized portraits of key religious figures.

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