Retold from traditional sources and accompanied by paper-cut illustrations, the legend of Rabbi Loew, who shapes a giant man of clay--a golem--and brings him to life to defend the Jews of Prague from their persecutors, reveals the consequences of unleashing power beyond human control.
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Retold from traditional sources and accompanied by David Wisniewski's unique cut-paper illustrations, Golem is a dramatic tale of supernatural forces invoked to save an oppressed people. It also offers a thought-provoking look at the consequences of unleashing power beyond human control. The afterword discusses the legend of the golem and its roots in the history of the Jews. A Caldecott Medal Book.