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The Resource Raisel's riddle, story by Erica Silverman ; pictures by Susan Gaber

Raisel's riddle, story by Erica Silverman ; pictures by Susan Gaber

Label
Raisel's riddle
Title
Raisel's riddle
Statement of responsibility
story by Erica Silverman ; pictures by Susan Gaber
Title variation
Raisels riddle
Creator
Contributor
Illustrator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
A Jewish version of the Cinderella story, in which a poor but educated young women captivates her "Prince Charming" a rabbi's son, at a Purim ball
Member of
Illustration
Review
Silverman (The Halloween House, 1997, etc.) tells of Raisel, an orphan girl who is raised by her scholarly grandfather until his death; three wishes from an old beggar woman allow Raisel to attend the Purim play dressed as Queen Esther, where she captures the attention of the rabbi's son. It is her clever riddle about the precious nature of learning, however, that eventually wins his heart. Carefully crafted, this story not only entertains, but it teaches readers about the Jewish holiday, Purim, Queen Esther, and the tradition of costumed re-enactment. Unlike a majority of the other versions of the Cinderella story, this one does not include a self-absorbed prince who combs the countryside looking for a bride of a particular shoe size; refreshingly, Silverman's hero is as intelligent as he is handsome, and seeks a bride who is his equal. Graber's illustrations are the perfectly complement, embodying Raisel's transformation from a life of servitude to one of riches "more precious than rubies. (Kirkus Reviews, January 15, 1999)
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
098609
Cataloging source
DLC
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/collectionName
Cinderella
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Silverman, Erica
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Intended audience
  • AD580L
  • Decoding demand: 80 (high)
  • Semantic demand: 91 (very high)
  • Syntactic demand: 70 (high)
  • Structure demand: 85 (very high)
Intended audience source
  • Lexile
  • Lexile
Interest level
LG
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 2
  • 3
Reading level
3.3
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Gaber, Susan
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Study program name
Accelerated Reader AR
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Fairy tales
  • Jews
Target audience
juvenile
Label
Raisel's riddle, story by Erica Silverman ; pictures by Susan Gaber
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
340861
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 volume (unpaged)
Isbn
9780374361686
Lccn
97029421 /AC
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780374361686
  • (Sirsi) ABS-8773
Label
Raisel's riddle, story by Erica Silverman ; pictures by Susan Gaber
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
340861
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 volume (unpaged)
Isbn
9780374361686
Lccn
97029421 /AC
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780374361686
  • (Sirsi) ABS-8773

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