1997 STORYTELLING WORLD AWARD HONOREE
“Compelling, sometimes ethereal.”
“Simple black-and-white sketches by Rossitza Skortcheva fully complement this engaging collection which is especially recommended for young people, yet is suitable and entertaining reading for all ages.”
—Midwest Book Review
This breakthrough children’s book by Sydelle Pearl will quickly find a place in Jewish holiday traditions. In five original tales, each relating to an important Jewish holiday, Elijah aids those in need, while challenging those who have lost their faith. The young prophet is summoned by God to wander the earth for a three-month period in order to observe the Jewish people’s handling of the Torah. Read along in “Leaves,” as Elijah rewards a poor family that has sold its most prized possession for food. “The Tallis” chronicles the poignant circumstances of an old, disheveled man and the young boy who writes a prayer on his behalf. Each of the five tales, accompanied by rich illustrations, provides young readers with a beautifully crafted introduction to Elijah, God’s great messenger for the Jewish people.
About the Author
Sydelle Pearl has been writing stories and poems since she was eight years old. As a professional storyteller, she has done pioneering outreach storytelling in various institutions and offers workshops as well as conference presentations.
About the Illustrator
Rossitza Skortcheva was born in Bulgaria and currently lives in East Providence, Rhode Island, where she teaches at the Rhode Island School of Design. She has designed covers and produced illustrations for more than forty books in Europe and North America. Her artwork is in private and state collections, including the National Art Gallery in Sofia, Bulgaria.
Stories for the Jewish Holidays
By Sydelle Pearl
lllustrated by Rossitza Skortcheva
JUVENILE FICTION / Religious / Jewish
80 pp. 6 x 7 1/2
15 b/w illustrations Glossary
ISBN: 9781589801783 hc