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Never say a mean word again : a tale from Medieval Spain

Author: Jacqueline Jules; Durga Bernhard
Publisher: Bloomington, Indiana : Wisdom Tales, [2014]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : Primary school : EnglishView all editions and formats
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When Samuel's father, the grand vizier, hears Hamza call Samuel names and tells his son to make sure Hamza never speaks an unkind word to him again, Samuel knows he must obey but has a hard time finding the right means to do so. Includes information about Jewish poet Samuel Ha-Nagid and the legend which inspired the story.
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Genre/Form: Picture books
Fiction
History
Juvenile works
Juvenile fiction
Material Type: Fiction, Primary school
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jacqueline Jules; Durga Bernhard
ISBN: 9781937786205 193778620X
OCLC Number: 864299499
Awards: Commended for National Jewish Book Award (Children's Illustrated) 2014
Commended for Middle East Book Awards (Picture Book) 2014
Commended for Sydney Taylor Book Award (Younger Readers) 2015
Target Audience: Ages 5 and up.
Description: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 26 cm
Responsibility: written by Jacqueline Jules ; illustrated by Durga Yael Bernhard.

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"Make sure Hamza never says a mean word to you again," ordered Samuel's father, the grand vizier. As the most important advisor in the royal court in medieval Spain, Samuel could hardly disobey him.  Read more...

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Inspired by a legend about a Jewish vizier who advised the Muslim ruler of medieval Spain, this story tells of a conundrum faced by a boy named Samuel and the counterintuitive wisdom of his father, Read more...

 
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