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Clay man : the Golem of Prague

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Clay man : the Golem of Prague
Call No: J 398.21 W34c

Call NumberJ 398.21 W34c
Dates[2009]; ©2009
Statement of Responsibilitya retelling by Irene N. Watts ; illustrated by Kathryn E. Shoemaker.
Creators & ContributorsWatts, Irene N. (author)
Shoemaker, Kathryn E. (illustrator)
Summary"It is 1595, and the rabbi’s son Jacob is frustrated with having to live in the walled ghetto known as Jewish Town. Why can’t he venture outside of the gates and explore the beautiful city? His father warns him that Passover is a dangerous time to be a Jew and that the people from outside accuse the Jews of dreadful deeds. But one night, Jacob follows his father and two companions as they unlock the ghetto gates and proceed to the river, where they mold a human shape from the mud of the riverbank. When the rabbi speaks strange words, the shape is infused with life and the Golem of Prague is born." —Book jacket
  1. Ghetto
  2. Passover
  3. "I must make a golem"
  4. "This is the place"
  5. Clay Man
  6. Josef
  7. Not like other men
  8. No smoke without fire
  9. A Wedding Feast
  10. "Poison"
  11. The Blood Lie
  12. "To save a life"
  13. "He is only sleeping"
  14. “The courage to speak"
Physical Description 84 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Carrier Typevolume
PublisherToronto : Tundra Books
AudiencePublisher recommendation: Ages 9 and up
RecognitionGifted in 2013 by the JCC Jewish Book Festival