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David Wisniewski (1953–2002)

Forfatter af Golem

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Children's writer and illustrator David Wisniewski was born in England and joined the Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Clown College. Wisniewski began the Clarion Theater Show after combining his circus and puppet talents with those of his wife. He has received two Jim Henson Foundation vis mere Grants, a Citation of Excellence from the Union Internationale de Marionette, and a Caldecott Award for his book, Golem. (Bowker Author Biography) vis mindre

Værker af David Wisniewski

Golem (1996) 909 eksemplarer
The Secret Knowledge of Grown-Ups (1998) 455 eksemplarer
Rain Player (1991) 389 eksemplarer
Sundiata: Lion King of Mali (1992) 314 eksemplarer
Tough Cookie (1999) 192 eksemplarer
The Warrior and the Wise Man (1989) 140 eksemplarer
Elfwyn's saga (1990) 88 eksemplarer
The Wave of the Sea-Wolf (1994) 88 eksemplarer
Sumo Mouse (2002) 56 eksemplarer
Halloweenies (1656) 25 eksemplarer
100% Story Writing (1997) 3 eksemplarer
Daily Starters: Quote of the Day (2001) 2 eksemplarer

Associated Works

Ducky (1997) — Illustrator — 193 eksemplarer
Master Man: A Tall Tale of Nigeria (2000) — Illustrator — 62 eksemplarer
I'll Play With You (2000) — Illustrator — 29 eksemplarer

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This book would sit well in either a 2nd grade or 3rd grade classroom. It has some themes and words that should be saved for older kids but not too old. The book is about a Jewish ghetto in the Czech Republic in the 1500s. They are mocked and slandered by the people of Prague so a rabbi summons a Golem whose only purpose is to keep the Jewish people safe. The golem proceeds to do just that but the more it protects the Jewish people, the more it grew. By the time the Jewish people were safe the Golem did not want to go back to being clay but its purpose had been served. I think this book would be good to introduce some religion to students, but not in a preaching way. It shows a legend, or tale, about something and children would find it interesting.… (mere)
 
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mwik21 | 84 andre anmeldelser | Jan 29, 2024 |
independent reading level: 3+
Awards: Caldecott Medal
 
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Jennihernandez | 84 andre anmeldelser | Dec 5, 2023 |
Beautifully illustrated and told.
 
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medwyn1066 | 6 andre anmeldelser | Nov 28, 2023 |
In this poignant and dramatic retelling of the Jewish traditional tale of invoking supernatural forces to protect the Jewish people from oppression, in ancient Prague, and the striking use of cut-paper collage illustrations combine to make a truly powerful and moving story. The afterword adds interest by discussing the history of the Jews and the legend of the golem. This book would make a wonderful traditional cultural read-aloud story to share with students.
 
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DeborahMc | 84 andre anmeldelser | Jul 26, 2023 |

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Værker
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Medlemmer
2,785
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#9,230
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Anmeldelser
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ISBN
75
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