Lights along the Path: Jewish Folklore Through The Grades

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9780966844801: Lights along the Path: Jewish Folklore Through The Grades

A unique graded collection of thirty-eight stories drawn from ancient Jewish Talmudic and Midrash sources, retold for children ages four to twelve. The stories range from the familiar to the obscure, and have been selected and arranged from the standpoint of child development along Waldorf education guidelines. Beautiful illustrations and sidebar "tidbits" containing interesting historical and cultural detail enhance each tale. Setting the collection of stories in a cultural context, the book opens with an introductory chapter on the history of Jewish folklore. The second chapter describes the type of literature appropriate for each grade level from an educational and developmental point of view. The book is enhanced with a glossary, an index, and selected bibliography. The collection of stories is divided into three separate color sections: Kindergarten: for ages four to six, First to Third Grades: for ages six to eight, and Fourth to Six Grades: for ages nine to twelve.

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From the Publisher:

Chelsey Press is happy to introduce this first book of fine cultural literature for children in a series of books that will explore the various cultures of the world through their folklore. We are dedicated to fostering understanding between peoples and believe that through reading the folklore of other cultures children can learn to value our differences and celebrate our similarities.

From the Back Cover:

"...I hear children embracing religious stories because they are quite literally inspiring -exciting their minds to further thought and fantasy and helping them become more grown..." Dr. Robert Coles, Harvard University.

".... legends of our times must be legends for all time and all men." Elie Weisel, Nobel Laureate.

These stories are presented along Waldorf Education guidelines.

The magical world of folklore comes alive for children ages four to twelve through the tales found in Lights along the Path. Although the stories have been arranged and selected specifically for each grade level, the richness and depth of meaning can be appreciated and enjoyed on so many levels that the stories continue to be excellent literature for children and adults of all ages. The Kindergarten stories, ideal for reading aloud, include such wondrous tales as "The Bear's Bellyache," "The First Tear," and "The Princess of the Third Pumpkin." More stories to be read aloud, or for children able to read on their own, are found in the First to Third Grades section. Examples include the "The First Day of Creation," "The Witches of Ashkelon," and "The Golem of Vilna." In the Fourth to Sixth Grades section are more sophisticated tales - "The Wise Maiden," "Rabbinical Math," and "The Orphan Boy Who Won the Bride." Sidebar tidbits describe each story's source, interesting related historical facts, and information about the Hebrew alphabet.

This folkloric collection, drawn from ancient Jewish sources, is the first in a series which will encompass myth, legend, fable, fairy tale and folktale --- the timeless body of literature that provides us with a view into our collective past, helps us understand the present, and offers guidance for our future. Upcoming collections will include stories from Native American culture - Lights along the Turquoise Path; Chinese culture - Lights along the Silk Road; and African culture - Lights along the Ivory Path.

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