The Seventh Day

A Shabbat Story

  • Interest Level: Preschool - Grade 2   ·  
  • Reading Level: Grade 2

In this adaptation of the creation story, God creates desert canyons and riverbeds as a potter would, the leopard’s spots and the zebra’s stripes as a painter would, and the voices of laughter as a musician would.

Format List Price Your Price Qty
978-1-58013-180-3
$35.99 $26.99
Interest Level Preschool - Grade 2
Reading Level Grade 2
Genre Fiction, Picture Books
Copyright 2005
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint Kar-Ben Publishing ®
Language English
Number of Pages 24
Publication Date 2005-01-01
BISACS JUV033000, JUV017090, JUV033020
Dewey [E]
Graphics Full-color illustrations
Dimensions 9.75 x 9.75
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Reviews

Publishers Weekly

“Cohen’s text expresses a joyous mood of appreciating wonders provided by God and being mindful of giving thanks for such gifts. Hall’s mixed-media compositions swirl with color and energy.”

School Library Journal's Extra Helping

“A lovely telling of the creation story from a Jewish viewpoint. . . Hall’s mixed-media illustrations brightly dance across the pages, moving the story along to the first Shabbat (Sabbath), concluding with a simple prayer.” —School Library Journal’s Extra Helping

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: Deborah Bodin Cohen

Deborah Bodin Cohen was ordained at Hebrew Union College - Jewish institute of Religion. She is the author of many children's books including the Engineer Ari series, The Seventh Day, Papa Jethro, and Nachshon Who Was Afraid to Swim. Her books have received numerous honors, including a National Jewish Book award, Sydney Taylor honor designations and the Sugarman prize. She lives in Rockville, MD, with her husband David and three children.