Masada The Last Fortress by Gloria D. Miklowitz
  

Masada The Last Fortress

Written by Gloria D. Miklowitz
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Masada The Last Fortress by Gloria D. Miklowitz

As the Roman army marches inexorably across the Judean desert towards the fortress of Masada, Simon and his family and friends prepare, along with the rest of the Jewish Zealots, to fight and never surrender.

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AWARDS and RECOGNITIONS Association of Jewish Libraries , Notable Books for Older ReadersBank Street College, Best Children's Books of the YearBooklist, Top Ten Religious Books for YouthCalifornia Readers, California Collections - High SchoolJunior Library Guild, SelectionNew York Public Library, Books for the Teen Age ListSugarman Family, Award for Jewish Children's LiteraturePublishers Weekly -Simon lives his final days with hope and trust in the faithfulness of God, and readers may well be inspired by his example to live their own lives with purpose in the face of all obstacles.- Booklist -Miklowitz personalizes history in this account of the fall of Masada as seen through the eyes of a young Jewish man helping to hold the fort, and of the Roman commander who is trying to foil the Jews

. . . The historical facts, a blend of the everyday and the dramatic, show how people can find hope, beauty, and even love in the midst of the most dire of circumstances -- and how history is made up of real people, not so different from those reading about it. A powerful offering.- The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books -Readers get deeply involved in the paradoxical suspense of doomed characters who nourish their lives -- including romance, marriage, friendship, and ambition -- in the face of death. . . History is sometimes simply sad, and Miklowitz has asserted that sadness without sensationalizing it or apologizing for it.- AWARDS and RECOGNITIONS Association of Jewish Libraries, Notable Books for Older Readers Bank Street College, Best Children's Books of the Year Booklist,

Publishers Weekly

Miklowitz personalizes history in this account of the fall of Masada as seen through the eyes of a young Jewish man helping to hold the fort, and of the Roman commander who is trying to foil the Jews

. . . The historical facts, a blend of the everyday and the dramatic, show how people can find hope, beauty, and even love in the midst of the most dire of circumstances and how history is made up of real people, not so different from those reading about it. A powerful offering. The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

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Book Info

Format

Paperback

Author

Gloria D. Miklowitz
More books by Gloria D. Miklowitz

Publisher

William B Eerdmans Publishing Co

Publication date

13th August 1999

ISBN

9780802851680


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