Daughters of Fire

Heroines of the Bible

By Fran Manushkin; Uri Shulevitz (Illustrator)
(Harcourt Children's Books, Hardcover, 9780152018696, 88pp.)

Publication Date: September 2001

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Biblical stories of valorous women--from Eve to Yael--have helped shape the human character and spirit. Rarely, though, has the essence of these heroines been revealed as poignantly as it is in Daughters of Fire.
Fran Manushkin’s sensitive retellings of stories from the Bible and Jewish tradition portray strength and honor, but also jealousy and fear, and Caldecott Medalist Uri Shulevitz’s heroic illustrations highlight the bold, passionate essence of each woman and her world. The result is a collection of tales with heroines who are, above all, human.

About the Author

FRAN MANUSHKIN is the author of several picture books, including The Matzah That Papa Brought Home. She lives in New York City.

URI SHULEVITZ has written and illustrated many beloved books for children, including The Fool of the World and the Flying Ship, which won the Caldecott Medal. Mr. Shulevitz lives in New York.

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