by Jenny Koralekillustrated by Grizelda Holderness
"One day the king decided he must have a wife. He sent for all the young girls in his vast kingdom and chose the most beautiful one. Her name was Esther."
The ancient story of Queen Esther has been told for generations as an example of wisdom and great personal courage. Her bravery is still commemorated each year in the Jewish festival of Purim. Now this well-known story of the Jewish girl who became the queen of Persia and saved her people from death is retold for young readers. Bold, colorful, Persian-inspired illustrations bring new vibrancy to this old story, which will captivate and inspire its young audience.