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The Mystery of the Dead Sea Scrolls Paperback – February 10, 2004

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Grade 3-5–Allon and Zehavi offer a bare-bones introduction to a topic that is quite complex; their use of a fictional story as a vehicle for information lowers the potential age level of the audience. In folksy narrative, Daniel, an 11-year-old Israeli boy, recalls how he obtained information for a school report on the Dead Sea Scrolls. During two visits to the Shrine of the Book at the Israel Museum he examines the ancient texts on exhibit, visits the library, and learns how the scrolls were discovered and a bit about their history by following a tour guide and talking with a curator. Finally, Daniel drives with his family to Qumran, where the scrolls were found, and learns about the Essenes–a religious sect of men whom many scholars believe wrote the texts–from an archaeologist. Abolafia's curious superimposition of cartoon figures on color photos–especially those photos that include real people–is jarring. Ilene Cooper's The Dead Sea Scrolls (HarperCollins, 1997) offers a more thorough, sophisticated introduction to the scrolls, their meaning and history, and some questions still debated by scholars.–Susan Scheps, Shaker Heights Public Library, OH
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“A wonderfully accessible way to engage young readers into the unique and fascinating story of the Dead Sea Scrolls . . . an entertaining, informative, and enthusiastically recommended picture book story.”—Children’s Bookwatch
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“A captivating combination of fact and fiction...introduces youngsters to ancient Jewish history, as well as Israeli landmarks, with a style all its own. A great book to read with children under eight, or for older children to enjoy on their own.”—Jewish Education Matters: A Publication of the Center for Jewish Education
(Jewish Education Matters)

“The photographs are sensational! . . . The writing style is peppy and the information is presented accurately and with clarity.”—Jewish Book World (Jewish Book World)

“An excellent and highly readable introduction to one of the most amazing archaeological finds in Jewish history.”—Ottawa Jewish Bulletin (Ottawa Jewish Bulletin)
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Product Details

  • Age Range: 8 and up
  • Grade Level: 3 and up
  • Paperback: 60 pages
  • Publisher: The Jewish Publication Society (February 10, 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0827608004
  • ISBN-13: 978-0827608009
  • Product Dimensions: 10.3 x 8.3 x 0.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 9.6 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,840,239 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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When eleven-year-old Daniel (who really wants to become a detective but has had much luck so far) is assigned to write a report on the Dead Sea Scrolls, he discovers a very big mystery indeed! Daniel's investigation take shim to Shrine Of The Book at the Israel Museum in Jerusalem where he gets some pointers from archaeological experts, then proceeds on to Qumran, the site of an ancient religious community in the Judean Desert -- the place where the scrolls were found. Drawing upon their training as archaeologists and senior educators at the Israel Museum's Ruth Youth Wing, co-authors Hait Allon and Lena Zehavi have presented a wonderfully accessible way to engage young readers into the unique and fascinating story of the Dead Sea Scrolls. Yossi Abolafia's lively illustrations are a perfect enhancement to The Mystery Of The Dead Sea Scrolls, an entertaining, informative, and enthusiastically recommended picture book story.
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This book has exceeded my expectations. Truly a gem. Highly recommended. My 7 years old daughter did a project at school and this book helped her a lot.
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