Joshua´s dream

Author : Sheila F. Segal

Available : Rented
Age Group :Children
As Joshua looks through photographs in his family´s album, he hears the stories of his Great-Aunt Rivka, a pioneer who went to Palestine in 1906 to ´´help make the desert bloom.´´ Her experiences parallel the frustrations and successes that the early settlers encountered. Joshua dreams that he too will have a part in building the land. The book ends with the family taking a trip to Israel and the boy planting a tree in the Negev Desert. This revised edition is larger in format than the orginal (UAHC, 1985; o.p.) with bold, new full-color illustrations. Joshua has a more contemporary look, and appears older than the preschooler in the previous book. The story explains the concept of Zionism to young children--it is in no way a political treatise and does not attempt to present other points of view. It is successful in accomplishing what it sets out to do. --Micki S. Nevett,

As Joshua looks through photographs in his family´s album, he hears the stories of his Great-Aunt Rivka, a pioneer who went to Palestine in 1906 to ´´help make the desert bloom.´´ Her experiences parallel the frustrations and successes that the early settlers encountered. Joshua dreams that he too will have a part in building the land. The book ends with the family taking a trip to Israel and the boy planting a tree in the Negev Desert. This revised edition is larger in format than the orginal (UAHC, 1985; o.p.) with bold, new full-color illustrations. Joshua has a more contemporary look, and appears older than the preschooler in the previous book. The story explains the concept of Zionism to young children--it is in no way a political treatise and does not attempt to present other points of view. It is successful in accomplishing what it sets out to do. --Micki S. Nevett,

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