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The Golem Of Old Prague

Authors: Michael Rosen

Published by Five Leaves Publications

ISBN: 9781905512409

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"Adhering strictly to the unflinching candour of the folk tale... The Golem of Old Prague is a beautiful and unfortunately timely book."
Times Educational Supplement

A Childrenís Classic. Illustrated by Brian Simons.

Times were dangerous for the Jews of Old Prague. Rabbi Loeb needed help to save people from his enemies. Out of mud he fashioned a Golem, a creature of great strength who could perform impossible tasks, but could also cause disaster if he got out of control. The Golem tales are as mysteriously eerie as the streets were in the old Prague ghetto, but the realism of the humour gives a reassuring earthiness.

Michael Rosenís work for radio and television includes writing and presenting for BBC Radio 3 and 4 and for the BBC World Service, including the Treasure Islands, Best Words, Meridian Books and Word of Mouth programmes. He won a Sony Radio Gold Award for his series 'On Saying Goodbye'. He is a prolific writer and a fellow of the English Association and the Royal Society of Literature. He was appointed Childrenís Laureate for 2007-2009.
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