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The Language of Angels : The Reinvention of Hebrew
by Richard Michelson and Karla Gudeon


Overview - In 1885, few Jews in Israel used the holy language of their ancestors, and Hebrew was in danger of being lost--until Ben Zion and his father got involved. Through the help of his father and a community of children, Ben modernized the ancient language, creating a lexicon of new, modern words to bring Hebrew back into common usage.  Read more...

 
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Overview
In 1885, few Jews in Israel used the holy language of their ancestors, and Hebrew was in danger of being lost--until Ben Zion and his father got involved. Through the help of his father and a community of children, Ben modernized the ancient language, creating a lexicon of new, modern words to bring Hebrew back into common usage. Historically influenced dialogue, engaging characters, and colorful art offer a linguistic journey about how language develops and how one person's perseverance can make a real difference.

Influenced by illuminated manuscripts, Karla Gudeon's illustrations bring Ben Zion--and the rebirth of Hebrew--to life.


A compelling emotional journey -- Publisher's Weekly

A lively introduction to the work of a Hebrew language scholar and lover--and his family -- Kirkus Reviews

A perfect resource for religious school collections and public library language shelves -- Booklist

Hebrew teachers and students in Jewish schools will welcome this gorgeous new picture book about how the language developed and the impact of one person's perseverance on an entire people -- School Library Journal

 
Details
  • ISBN-13: 9781580896368
  • ISBN-10: 1580896367
  • Publisher: Charlesbridge Publishing
  • Publish Date: February 2017
  • Page Count: 32
  • Reading Level: Ages 5-9
  • Dimensions: 10 x 8.3 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.79 pounds


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Books > Juvenile Nonfiction > History - Middle East
Books > Juvenile Nonfiction > Social Science - Customs, Traditions, Anthropology
Books > Juvenile Nonfiction > Religion - Judaism

 
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