The Golden Bell

  • Interest Level: Preschool - Grade 3
  • Reading Level: Grade 1

In biblical times, Itamar, the tailor’s son, has carefully carried the High Priest’s robe—with its little golden bells sewn onto the hem—home for his father to mend. But one day, one of the bells is missing! When nobody turns in the lost bell at the Claiming Stone, Itamar wonders if the tiny bell will ever be found. A surprise ending brings the story into modern times when an archaeologist finds a golden bell at a Jerusalem dig.

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Interest Level Preschool - Grade 3
Reading Level Grade 1
Genre Picture Books
Copyright 2019
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint Kar-Ben Publishing ®
Language English
Number of Pages 24
Publication Date 2019-02-01
Text Type Fiction
BISACS JUV033020, JUV030110
Dewey [E]
Graphics Full-color illustrations
Dimensions 10.625 x 8.875
Lexile 860
Features Author/Illustrator biography and Reviewed

Author: Tamar Sachs

Tamar Sachs is a content writer and kindergarten teacher with the Israeli Ministry of Education. She holds a graduate degree in teaching Talmudic stories. This is her first picture book.

Illustrator: Yossi Abolafia

Yossi Abolafia has written and illustrated several books for children, including Fox Tale and A Fish for Mrs. Gardenia. He lives near Jerusalem.


Kirkus Reviews

“Some children will demand a more traditional ending, but readers with a contemplative nature—or at least a sense of humor—will be more than satisfied.”