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The Story of Queen Esther

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The ancient story of Queen Esther has been told for generations as an example of wisdom and great personal courage. Her bravery is still commemorated each year in the Jewish festival of Purim. / Now this well-known story of the Jewish girl who became the queen of Persia and saved her people from death is retold for young readers. / Bold, colorful Persian-inspired illustrat ...more
Hardcover, 27 pages
Published January 5th 2009 by Eerdmans Books for Young Readers
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Cricket Muse
The Story of Queen Esther by Jenny Koralek provides young readers a brief, yet brilliantly illustrated version of the well-known bible story. When King Ahasureus selects a new queen he picks Esther from among the beautiful maidens in the land, not realizing she is Jewish. When the Jewish people are threatened with annihilation due to the prejudice of Haman, Ahasureus’s advisor, Esther must overcome her fears and protect her people.

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Winta
This book is based on the biblical story of Queen Esther. It teaches courage by fasting and praying. Ester needed courage to approach the king (her husband) because her people were about to be killed. Like many slavery stories that happened around the world and the courageous people who stood up for people's rights, Queen Ester stood up for her people. This book is great in teaching equal rights and is good for 2nd-5th graders.
Daniel
BEAUTIFUL Persian-inspired art telling the story of Esther and Mordecai and the advent of the Feast of Purim. A bit long for the storytimes I do, but definitely something I would recommend.
Lori
Good illustrated book for teen girls to get Esther's story .
Brendan Howard
A little hard for the 4-year-old to get all the plot.
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Jenny Koralek has written numerous books for children, but "was inspired to write NIGHT RIDE TO NANNA'S after my two small grandchildren came to stay with us, having traveled across hte city and hte river in the night to our house. I believe every child in the world is entitled to such an experience -- to travel from one safe, known, loved place to another."
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