The Golem by Mark Podwal
The Giant Made of Mud

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In Prague a long time ago, there lived an emperor who believed in magic, and a rabbi who, it is said, could perform miracles. The emperor presented the rabbi with an antique spoon, but neither of them could foretell how the rabbi would one day use it. Full-color.

About Mark Podwal

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Mark Podwal is the author and illustrator of numerous books, including A Sweet Year. His art has appeared in publications such as The New York Times. He lives in New York City.
Published September 1, 1983 by Simon & Schuster. 32 pages
Genres: Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Rooted in Jewish folklore and set in Prague, this retelling of a 16th-century legend about a ruler obsessed with alchemy and a rabbi who works magic says much about Podwal's (The Book of Tens) ability to work creatively and respectfully within the folktale tradition.

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