Thursday, April 13, 2017

The Golem of Prague

The Golem of Prague
author: Irène Cohen-Janca
name: Wayne
average rating: 3.69
book published:
rating: 4
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date added: 2017/04/13
shelves: children-s
'The Golem of Prague by Irène Cohen-Janca with illustrations by Maurizio A.C. Quarello, and translation by Brigitte Waisberg is a retelling of the famous story for younger readers.

When a young boy named Frantz enters the forbidden attic of the synagogue, he finds a dusty coat. It triggers a memory, though not his, of a time when the coat was used by a golem. This begins the retelling of the golem of Prague. The Jews of Prague were being persecuted and they turned to a rabbi also known as the Maharal of Prague for help. He creates a giant clay creature that defends the people. When the golem then goes out of control, how will the people stop it.

I liked the framing story, but the real star is the main story. The Illustrations are also well done. I enjoyed reading this famous story in it's updated form.

I received a review copy of this ebook from Annick Press Ltd. and NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Thank you for allowing me to review this ebook.

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