From School Library Journal
Grade 2-5?Sasso has taken women from the Old Testament and written four midrash about them. The first selection is about Lilith, who is here said to be Adam's first wife, and relates how the couple fought and separated when Adam wanted to take control of naming the animals. Another story tells how Serach, Jacob's granddaughter, was chosen to tell Jacob that Joseph was alive in Egypt because of her gift of music. The third is about Meroe, the pharaoh's daughter who saved baby Moses. The last tells how the daughters of Zephaniah stood up to the tradition of giving only males the right to inherit and receive property in the promised land. The stories are competently told and fit well with the Biblical tradition. Each one is illustrated with a full-page portrait at the beginning and a smaller painting at the end. They are set in a frame of desertlike color that is also used to frame much of the text. Luminous colors and a realistic but dramatic style help create a mood that complements the text well. This is an attractive book that will be appreciated most by children who have some familiarity with Biblical stories.?Jane Gardner Connor, South Carolina State Library, Columbia
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From Scientific American
Exquisite....a book of beauty, strength and spirituality.