Item description for Elijah's Angel: A Story for Chanukah and Christmas by Michael J. Rosen & Aminah Brenda Lynn Robinson...
Overview A young Jew struggles over accepting the gift of a wooden angel from a Christian woodcarver
Publishers Description Michael and Elijah are friends, but when Elijah gives Michael one of his special carved angels, Michael doesn't know what to do. How can he possibly take home a Christmas angel, a forbidden graven image--especially on Chanukah? "A strikingly illustrated story that tenderly bridges the boundaries of age, race, and religion."--"American Bookseller"
Citations And Professional Reviews Elijah's Angel: A Story for Chanukah and Christmas by Michael J. Rosen & Aminah Brenda Lynn Robinson has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -
Wilson Children's Catalog - 01/01/2010 page 1122
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.25" Width: 8.5" Height: 11.5" Weight: 0.35 lbs.
Release Date Sep 15, 1997
Publisher Voyager Books
ISBN 0152015582 ISBN13 9780152015589
Availability 0 units.
More About Michael J. Rosen & Aminah Brenda Lynn Robinson
MICHAEL J. ROSEN is the award-winning author of more than two dozen picture books, including Three Feet Small. He lives in central Ohio. MELISSA IWAI has illustrated several other picture books, including Night Shift Daddy and Gramps and the Fire Dragon. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.
Michael J. Rosen currently resides in Glenford Columbus, in the state of Ohio. Michael J. Rosen was born in 1954.
Reviews - What do customers think about Elijah's Angel: A Story for Chanukah and Christmas?
A Disturbing Line Oct 10, 2007
Well, the book was a bit boring in my opinion. Also, the line about the hanging Black men is much too disturbing and controversial for children.
A story for ALL holidays, all readers Aug 16, 2005
I have taught this book for more than ten years. My students are always moved and inspired by it. This book won the "Living the Dream Award," for the book that embodies the teachings of Dr. Martin Luther King. It was a starred Horn Book Magazine and an American Booksellers "Pick of the Lists." It was one of Essence Magazine's favorite books that celebrate African-American life, a CBC-NCSS "Notable 1992 Children's Trade Book in the Field of Social Studies," a Hungry Mind Review Children's Book of Distinction: "...this book creates a line of footprints between the two holidays as it does between two households." It's a Parents Magazine Best Books of 1992 and the winner of the National Jewish Book Award. All those awards mean one thing, but the story is approachable, tender, full of feeling, and broadly appealing to readers of all ages.
Dark in Parts Dec 30, 2001
I ordered this book for my 6 year old grand daughter. Though it is a wonderful story, I personally felt that the discussion of hanging the blacks was too dark for the child's book and I returned it. I read the book and felt unfortable giving it, so I had my husband read it, he agreed. Though the truth of the history of the blacks cannot be hid, it really was not needed in this story of friendship.
We read this every year. Dec 25, 2001
This is a wonderful story that I read aloud to my children every year on Chanukkah. They love it and so do I.
One of the best illustrators living Mar 31, 2001
I am such a huge Aminah Robinson (the illustrator) fan! Be sure to check out all of the books she has illustrated. And don't even think about buying any of them in paperback. The heart and soul that she obviously puts in to her drawings will move you to tears. This is one of my favorites. The this site review does a good job explaining the story to you. It really resonates with all ages. One bit of trivia I can give you is that Aminah herself was a personal friend of Elijah Pierce.