- Age Range: 6 and up
- Grade Level: 1 and up
- Hardcover: 48 pages
- Publisher: Pitspopany Press (October 1, 1997)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0943706904
- ISBN-13: 978-0943706900
- Product Dimensions: 11.3 x 8.6 x 0.4 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,041,693 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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King Solomon & the Queen of Sheba Hardcover – October 1, 1997
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From School Library Journal
Grade 2-5AThis version of the story has exciting original materialAfresh new tales and riddles, an equal relationship, and a naturally multicultural, as well as slightly feminist, bias. Beginning like a fairy tale, it introduces the precocious African princess Makeda of Sheba, a child whose wisdom, fame as a riddler, and kindness prompts her elderly father to name her, rather than either of her brothers, his heir. And she becomes Queen. (This is the first time that the Queen of Sheba has been given a history, a family, and aggada [legends] of her own, or that she has been shown to be of the African race.) Meanwhile, "In a land far away" lives a wise Jewish King, named Solomon, who had also manifested great wisdom as a child. Inevitably, traders bring news of the other to their rulers. Queen Makeda accepts King Solomon's invitation to visit. The two quietly earn each other's respect and love while also discussing the other's country and religious beliefs. They marry; she conceives his child and returns to Sheba. When their son reaches the age of 13, he returns to his father. There the story ends, but the legend continues in an afterword that explains the prevailing desire of today's Ethiopian Jews to return to Jerusalem. While the writing is graceful and dignified, the art accomplished and charming with valid ethnic representation, and the book design elegant, the real importance of this title is its more accurate portrayal of the Queen of Sheba.AMarcia W. Posner, Holocaust Memorial and Educational Center of Nassau County, Glen Cove, NY
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From the Publisher
This Biblical story of the Queen of Sheba has fascinated generations of peoples worldwide. It has undergone extensive Jewish Ethiopian, Persian, Arabian, and other literary and artistic elaboration, for Centuries. The Ethioipians have claimed her as their Queen, named her Makeda, and woven her saga of an ancient Jewish encounter into natonal religious and political legend.
Top Customer Reviews
The entire book is wonderful. The story, the illustrations... The book ends on a a powerful and emotional note... Highly recommended for everyone, children, adults, Jews and non-Jews...
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Not what I expected. It is a childrens' book.Was looking for something more intensive.Published on August 16, 2014 by Julius K. Magee II