Out of Many Waters

by Jacqueline Greene



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 2/6/2006

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 5.5x8.5
Page Count : 210
ISBN : 9780595380473

About the Book

Kidnapped from her parents during the Portuguese Inquisition, 12-year old Isobel BenLazar was sent to work as a slave at a remote Brazilian monastery. In 1654, Isobel escapes and stows away on a ship bound for Amsterdam, searching for her family. But harrowing adventures lead her to the first group of Jews to settle in America.

"Weaves history, drama and narrative into an arresting story."
-New York Times Book Review

"An uplifting story built upon twin themes long common to Jewish thought-hope and deliverance."
-Kirkus Reviews

Sydney Taylor Honor Book
New York Public Library Books for the Teen Age

About the Author

Jacqueline Dembar Greene is the award-winning author of more than twenty books and stories for young readers. She has written picture books, historical fiction and folktales and illustrated some of her non-fiction books with original photographs. She is a former teacher and journalist and a frequent speaker to student and adult audiences. Ms. Greene lives in Wayland, MA.