Miriam at the River

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8.8 X 10.8 X 0.2 inches | 0.4 pounds

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About the Author
Jane Yolen lives in Massachusetts and has written more than 400 books across all genres and age ranges, including the Sydney Taylor Honor book Miriam at the River. In 2022 she was named the The Sydney Taylor Body-of-Work Winner. She has been called the Hans Christian Andersen of America and the Aesop of the twentieth century.
Khoa Le is an award-winning Vietnamese illustrator and author of many picture books. She has a passion for travel, learning about different cultures, and discovering the beauty of the world. She works and lives with her cats in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. She strongly believes in wishes and trusts that if you wish for something whole-heartedly, your dream will come true.

Miriam at the River will be a treasured book during Passover and all throughout the year." -- Marcia Berneger, San Diego Jewish World

-- (7/19/2020 12:00:00 AM)

"Although the book clos-es with Miriam's con-fi-dent asser-tion that 'some day all the world/will know my brother's name, ' Yolen and Le have pre-sent-ed the ear-ly life of a woman who will also change history."-- Emily Schneider, Jewish Book Council

-- (5/21/2020 12:00:00 AM)

"An enlightening note at the end of the book includes the biblical story on which this book is based, with mention of the three times in Miriam's life where water is significant" -- Anne Dublin, retired librarian of Holy Blossom Temple and author of A Cage Without Bars (Second Story Press, 2018), Toronto

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"This book may appeal to thoughtful children, fans of poetry, and educators looking for examples of modern midrash, or stories that imaginatively fill the gaps in Bible stories." -- Miriam Aronin, Booklist Online

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"This is a worthy contender for the Sydney Taylor Gold Medal for Picture Books." -- Kathy Bloomfield, VP of the Association of Jewish Libraries, Sydney Taylor Shmooze

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"Miriam at the River' revisits the biblical story of Moses as told by his big sister in this book for those ages 5 to 9." -- Bob Jacob, Co-Editor, CJN

-- (4/3/2020 12:00:00 AM)

"Yolen, a master storyteller, will enchant a new generation of young readers with this imaginative, lyrical retelling of the biblical story of Miriam, the older sister of Moses." -- Penny Schwartz, JTA

-- (4/3/2020 12:00:00 AM)

"This exquisite retelling of the poignant beginnings of Moses' life is welcome particularly because it emphasizes the courage and selflessness of the female characters of the biblical story." -- Lisa Silverman, Jewish Journal

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"As the world again faces a destructive plague, we are all seeking leaders who can take us out and forward into a better day and perhaps a promised land. What better time, then, to enjoy this beautiful book by acclaimed author Jane Yolen?" -- Matt Robinson, The Robinson Reporter

-- (4/1/2020 12:00:00 AM)

"Jewish children's literature is enriched this year with Jane Yolen's picture book, Miriam at the River." -- Sandra Bornstein

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"With Pesach coming up, it's a great opportunity to teach children about Miriam and her role in the story." -- Adam Samuel, Journalist, Jewish Link NJ, Teaneck, NJ

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"I think this is the deepest version of a children's story about Moses that I have come across." -- Jill Harris

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"There are very few stories which center brave women and girls from the Bible, and this is a welcome chance to delve deeper into these central figures from the Passover story." -- Rachael Reiley, San Jose State Univ, iSch Student, BayViews

-- (3/1/2020 12:00:00 AM)

"Yolen puts readers inside Miriam's mind as the girl carries out her mission and realizes she is part of a bigger destiny." -- Publishers Weekly

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