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Meet Me at the Well: The Girls and Women of the Bible (Hardcover)
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Old Testament stories center around men. Leaders, prophets, kings, and priests are all male. But hidden in the background are strong-willed, daring females. Jane Yolen and Barbara Diamond Goldin's masterful retellings pairs eloquent profiles with stunning art, answering one question: What makes these women heroes? From first woman, Eve, to Deborah the judge, to Queen Esther, savior of her people, females in the Hebrew bible are resourceful and courageous. Each chapter is devoted to a single story with text complemented by sidebars, known in Jewish tradition as "midrashim," that pose questions, provide more information, and include nondenominational interpretations. "A much-needed, thoughtful updating of Bible stories about women" -- Kirkus Reviews (STARRED REVIEW) "A solid source of study and reflection for libraries with religious patrons" -- School Library Journal "Each chapter features a lovely full-page piece of artwork" -- Booklist
About the Author
* Jane Yolen is the award-winning author of over three hundred children's books including Last Laughs: Prehistoric Epitaphs and Last Laughs: Animal Epitaphs, Bad Girls (with Heidi E. Y. Stemple); Owl Moon, a Caldecott Medal Winner; the How Do Dinosaurs . . . ? series, and Sea Queens.Jane lives in Western Massachusetts and Scotland. * Barbara Diamond Goldin is the author of many picture books and story collections. She received the prestigious Sydney Taylor Body-of-Work Award in 1997. A former teacher and children's librarian, Barbara is now a library director in Western Massachusetts. Vali Mintzi is an illustrator, graphic designer, and puppet-theater designer. She is the illustrator of The Girl With the Brave Heart: A Tale from Tehran (Barefoot Books) as well as several children's books in Hebrew. She lives in Jerusalem with her architect partner and three daughters.