The Golem by Barbara Rogasky
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Synopsis

A saintly rabbi miraculously brings to life a clay giant who helps him watch over the Jews of sixteenth-century Prague.
 

About Barbara Rogasky

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Barbara Rogasky is an award-winning author, editor, and photographer who lives and works out of her 182-year-old home in Thetford Hill, Vermont. With a longstanding interest in Jewish legend and lore, she has been fascinated by golem stories since she was a child. Ms. Rogasky is also the author of the acclaimed "Smoke and Ashes: The Story of the Holocaust", which was named an American Library Association Best of the Best--one of the 100 Best Books for Young Adults published in the last twenty-five years. Trina Schart Hyman is the distinguished illustrator of many books for children, including the Caldecott Medal winner "St. George and the Dragon" and the Caldecott Honor books "Little Red Riding Hood" and "Hershel and the Hanukkah Goblins". She collaborated with Barbara Rogasky on the retelling of two Grimm fairy tales, "The Water of Life" and "Rapunzel", an A.L.A. Notable Book. Ms. Hyman lives in Lyme, New Hampshire.
 
Published October 1, 1996 by Holiday House. 96 pages
Genres: Young Adult, Literature & Fiction, Science Fiction & Fantasy. Fiction

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The novel, for those expecting a fairy tale, packs plenty of dramatic punch: Rogasky spares none of the blood or violence the Golem wrought in the defense of the Jews and while the stories may be metaphorical, she brackets them against the real politics and living conditions of Jews in 16th-centu...

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Working with the Jewish legend that also inspired David Wisniewski's new picture book (reviewed p. 83) and a novel-length retelling by Isaac Bashevis Singer (see p. 85), Rogasky (Smoke and Ashes: The

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Working with the Jewish legend that also inspired David Wisniewski's new picture book (reviewed p. 83) and a novel-length retelling by Isaac Bashevis Singer (see p. 85), Rogasky (Smoke and Ashes: The

Oct 02 1996 | Read Full Review of The Golem: A Version

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