At the end of the book is an explanation about why the Jewish people read the story of Ruth during their celebration of Shavuot.
The watercolor illustrations, by Gwen Connelly, are very detailed and expressive.
What I Like: The illustrations are my favorite part. Their detail and vibrant color enhance the text.
What I Dislike: Nothing.
Overall Rating: Excellent.
Age Appeal: 4-8
Publisher Info: Kar-ben Publishing; ISBN: 1580131301; Paperback, $6.95.
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Special Info: This book was published by Kar-ben Publishing, a publisher that specializes in books for Jewish children, which is why there is an explanation about Shavuot at the end of the book. The only other thing that makes this stand out as a Jewish version of the story is the word “Bethlehem” is written as two words in the text, “Bet Lehem.”
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