King Solomon and His Magic Ring by Elie Wiesel - 1999 First Edition Child Book - Vintage Book, Jewish Literature, Judaica, Old Testament

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1999 first edition of King Solomon and His Magic Ring by Elie Wiesel.

Written by Elie Wiesel. Illustrated by Mark Podwal. 1999, stated first edition, first printing. Greenwillow Boos, New York.

"Come children. Come and listen.
I want to share with you strange yet marvelous tales of a very great king whom the world admired. Only the demons were jealous of him...

His name was Solomon, or Shlomo in Hebrew, which could mean that was a man of peace (shalom), or a man who sought perfection (shleimut). Or both."

Elie Wiesel (1928 - 2016), author, professor, Holocaust survivor, and human rights champion was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1986. He wrote "Night" about his experiences in Auschwitz and Buchenwald, A Beggar in Jerusalem, Souls on Fire, Sages and Dreams, and Memoirs: All Rivers Run to the Sea. In King Solomon and His Magic Ring, the great King serves as an example of the importance of valuing wisdom in the wielding of wealth and power, and rejecting greed and excess in all their forms.

Author and illustrator Mark Podwal (1945 - ) is well-known on the New York Times Op-Ed page and as the creator of books with Jewish themes for adults and children, including A Jewish Bestiary, The Book of Tens, and The Menorah Story.

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Condition*: Near Fine/Very Good. Dust jacket: Normal shelf wear; rubbing along spine, front an back; two very small indentations on the back, near spine. Inside: Pages are clean, undamaged, and complete.

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