Sabbath Lion by Howard Schwartz
A Jewish Folktale from Algeria

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Because of Yosef's devotion to honoring the Sabbath, he is given special protection by a great lion during a dangerous journey through the desert.

About Howard Schwartz

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Howard Schwartz's children's books have won the Aesop Award of the American Folklore Society, the National Jewish Book Award, and the Storytelling World Award. He lives in St. Louis, Missouri.Kristina Swarner illustrates books and cards, and has paintings in numerous private collections. She lives in Chicago, Illinois. Miriam Chaikin, a former children's book editor, is the author of over thirty books for young readers. Her most recent book, "Don't Step on the Sky, is a collection of haiku illustrated by Hiroe Nakata. Ms. Chaikin lives in New York City. Stephen Fieser is the illustrator of five previous books, including "The Sabbath Lion: A Jewish Folktale from Algeria, retold by Howard Schwartz and Barbara Rush. He and his wife live in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.
Published September 1, 1992 by Harpercollins Childrens Books.
Genres: Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, Political & Social Sciences. Fiction

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Once the is Sabbath over, the lion carries the boy swiftly across the desert, overtaking the now contrite caravan leader, on to Cairo, and then safely home.

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The caravan owner refuses to stop travel on the Sabbath and Yosef, who could never disobey the laws of the Sabbath, elects to stay in the desert by himself.

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