Benjamin and the Silver Goblet

  • Interest Level: Kindergarten - Grade 3
  • Reading Level: Grade 2

Drought has come to Canaan and Jacob’s sons must travel to Egypt to look for food, including youngest son Benjamin. Their brother Joseph, now governor of the land, wonders if his brothers have changed since the days they sold him into slavery. Would they abandon Benjamin too? Told through the eyes of young Benjamin, the story of Joseph’s test and the dramatic reunion of the brothers will capture the imagination of readers young and old.

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Interest Level Kindergarten - Grade 3
Reading Level Grade 2
Genre Picture Books
Copyright 2009
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint Kar-Ben Publishing ®
Language English
Number of Pages 32
Publication Date 2014-01-01
Text Type Fiction
BISACS JUV033020, JUV033000
Dewey 222'.1109505
Graphics Full-color illustrations
Dimensions 9.75 x 9.75
ATOS Reading Level 3.1
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 128870
Accelerated Reader® Points 0.5
Features Awards and Reviewed


  • Sydney Taylor Book Award Honor, Runner-up, 2009


Kirkus Reviews

“Well paced and well told, this familiar story makes itself fresh with a folkloric feel and a satisfying ending. Ugliano’s heavily textured, colorful pastel illustrations ably support and extend the text.”
Kirkus Reviews

School Library Journal

“A fine introduction to the biblical tale for young readers, with a strong message about the importance of forgiveness and family.”
School Library Journal

The Horn Book Guide

“Flowing, textured illustrations in deep hues display the story’s drama and suspense.”
The Horn Book Guide

Author: Jacqueline Jules

Jacqueline Jules is an award-winning author and poet. Her many children's books include The Hardest Word (National Jewish Book Award finalist), What a Way to Start the New Year! A Rosh Hashanah Story, and Moses and the Runaway Lamb. She lives in Long Island, New York.

Illustrator: Natascia Ugliano

Natascia Ugliano received her diploma at the Fine Arts Academy of Brera, in Milan, Italy. She has illustrated many children's books including Abraham's Search for God, Sarah Laughs, and Benjamin and the Silver Goblet. She lives in Milan.