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My Guardian Angel

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Winner of France's most prestigious children's book award, this vividly drawn novel tells the harrowing tale of a smart, feisty 12-year-old Jewish girl in 11th C. France during the first Crusade.

Feisty and smart, Elvina is not your average 12-year-old. She adores reading ,writing, and studying like the boys. And she detests silly girls' chores, like keeping chicken eggs wa...more
Hardcover, 208 pages
Published September 1st 2004 by Arthur A. Levine Books
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I absolutely love the stories about Rashi and his girls. I find them both fascinating and inspiring. Rashi was one of the most famous rabbis and Jewish scholars of any age. He lived in France around the time of the first crusade. Unfortunately, Rashi never sired any sons to pass on his scholarly gifts. He did however have daughters. Unprecedented in his efforts, Rashi taught his daughters (and later his grandchildren) to read and write. A few even defiantly studied the torah at a time when the m...more
A fascinating book about a young Jewish girl in the Renaissance who wants to become a scribe. Though such titles often push the reader through tragedy after tragedy, pogrom after pogram, this one is rather more peaceful and develops the characters themselves.
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I think it was very boring because there was no action. J. M.
It is about a Jewish girl who goes through many evernts in her life.
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