Golem

by David Wisniewski

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt | November 19, 2007 | Trade Paperback |

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Retold from traditional sources and accompanied by David Wisniewski''s unique cut-paper illustrations, Golem is a dramatic tale of supernatural forces invoked to save an oppressed people. It also offers a thought-provoking look at the consequences of unleashing power beyond human control. The afterword discusses the legend of the golem and its roots in the history of the Jews. A Caldecott Medal Book.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 32 Pages, 8.66 × 10.63 × 0 in

Published: November 19, 2007

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0618894241

ISBN - 13: 9780618894246

Appropriate for ages: 3 - 5

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Golem

by David Wisniewski

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 32 Pages, 8.66 × 10.63 × 0 in

Published: November 19, 2007

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0618894241

ISBN - 13: 9780618894246

About the Book

Some four hundred years ago, according to legend, Rabbi Loew shaped a giant man of clay--a golem--and brought him to life. The golem's job was to defend the Jews of Prague from their persecutors, and he performed it almost too well. Wisniewskis Caldecott Honor-winning book is now in paperback. Full color.

From the Publisher

Retold from traditional sources and accompanied by David Wisniewski''s unique cut-paper illustrations, Golem is a dramatic tale of supernatural forces invoked to save an oppressed people. It also offers a thought-provoking look at the consequences of unleashing power beyond human control. The afterword discusses the legend of the golem and its roots in the history of the Jews. A Caldecott Medal Book.

About the Author

David Wisniewski (wiz-NESS-key) was born in Middlesex, England, in 1953. After training at Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Clown College, he spent three years as a clown, designing and constructing his own props, costumes, and gags. He was subsequently hired by his future wife, Donna, as a performer with a traveling puppet theatre. Married six months later, the Wisniewskis started their own troupe, Clarion Shadow Theatre, specializing in shadow puppetry. In the course of creating the plays, puppets, and projected scenery, Mr. Wisniewski evolved the storytelling techniques and art skills that eventually led to his picture books with their unique cut-paper illustrations. His retelling of GOLEM was awarded the 1997 Caldecott Medal. David Wisniewski died in 2002 in the Maryland home he shared with his wife and two children.

Editorial Reviews

"The cut-paper collages are exquisitely produced and exceedingly dramatic. There is menace and majesty in Wisniewski''s use of color, and he finds atmosphere and terror in a scissor''s stroke. A fact-filled final note concludes this mesmerizing book." Kirkus Reviews with Pointers

Appropriate for ages: 3 - 5

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