The Magic Pomegranate
[A Jewish Folktale]
From the Series On My Own Folklore
The contest has begun! Three brothers travel to different countries to find the most unusual gift. The oldest brother finds a looking glass that shows him places far away. The middle brother buys a flying carpet. And the youngest brother discovers an unusual pomegranate. Each gift holds special power. But which one is the best? Find out which one in this delightful tale.
|Interest Level||Grade 2 - Grade 4|
|Reading Level||Grade 3|
|Publisher||Lerner Publishing Group|
|Brand||On My Own Books|
|Imprint||First Avenue Editions ™, Millbrook Press ™|
|Number of Pages||48|
|Reading Counts! Level||3.7|
|Reading Counts! Points||3.0|
|Dimensions||6 x 8.5|
|Guided Reading Level||N|
|ATOS Reading Level||4.0|
|Accelerated Reader® Quiz||114606|
|Accelerated Reader® Points||0.5|
|Features||Author/Illustrator note, Bibliography/further reading, Glossary, Original artwork, Reviewed, Teaching Guides, and eSource|
“Hall’s imaginative illustrations in jewel tones add to the fairy-tale qualities of the story, and an author’s note, glossary and suggested reading extend the use of the volume.” —Kirkus
“These lively, fast-paced classic folktales, in a format that is easy to read, will appeal to young readers in grades two through five. Colorful illustrations matched to the text and a glossary also assist new readers in developing their skills.” —MultiCultural Review
School Library Journal
“The bright watercolor illustrations and good use of white space provide an enjoyable reading experience. A worthwhile addition to the easy-reader genre.” —School Library Journal
Illustrator: Melanie Hall
Melanie Hall grew up in Manchester-By-the-Sea, Massachusetts. She attended the Rhode Island School of Design and Pratt Institute, receiving her B.F.A. from Pratt Institute. She went on to earn her Master's Degree at Marywood University in Scranton, Pennsylvania, where she studied children's book illustration. She is the illustrator of over twenty-five children's books.
Author: Peninnah Schram
Peninnah Schram is a storyteller, teacher, author, a recording artist, and a professor at Stern College of Yeshiva University. She is the author of many books of Jewish folktales and has recorded a CD of folktales, The Minstrel and the Storyteller. She has received many awards for her work including the Covenant Award for Outstanding Jewish Educator, The Circle of Excellence Award, and the National Storytellers Network Lifetime Achievement Award.
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On My Own Folklore
Folklore characters come to life in these magically illustrated titles. Each story shares both the facts and the fiction behind the tall tale and explains how the story became a part of folklore. View available downloads →