Even Higher!: A Rosh Hashanah Story

Category: Book
By (author): Kimmel, Eric A.
Illustrated By: Weber, Jill
Subject:  JUVENILE FICTION / Fairy Tales & Folklore / Country & Ethnic
  JUVENILE FICTION / Holidays & Celebrations / Other, Religious
  JUVENILE FICTION / Religious / Jewish
  JUVENILE NONFICTION / Religion / General
Audience: children/juvenile
Publisher: Holiday House Inc
Published: September 2009
Format: Book-hardcover
Pages: 32
Size: 8.38in x 10.25in x 0.25in
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$ 16.95
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From The Publisher*Every year, just before Rosh Hashanah, the rabbi of Nemirov disappears. The villagers are certain their rabbi flies up to heaven to speak with God before the fate of every soul is decided for the coming year. But a skeptical Litvak scoffs at the villagers, claiming miracles cannot happen, and secretly follows the rabbi early one morning. What he witnesses--an enormous act of human compassion--changes his heart. Readers will be taken to a higher place in this celebration of the power of miracles.
From The Publisher*A skeptical visitor to the village of Nemirov finds out where its rabbi really goes just before Jewish New Year, when the villagers claim he goes to heaven to speak to God.
Review Quote*"Steeped in Yiddish idiom, the story sends an unforgettable message: the skeptic changes and sees that ordinary kindness is enough to save the world."
Biographical NoteEric A. Kimmel has written, retold, and adapted a number of stories from around the world, including two other Anansi titles, "Anansi and the Moss-Covered Rock" and "Anansi Goes Fishing". The Anansi Tales are originally from West Africa but are also familiar in Caribbean culture, where Anansi is a beloved folklore character. Professor of Education at Portland State University, Dr. Kimmel and his wife, Doris, live in Portland, Oregon. www.ericakimmel.com.