My Guardian Angel
- Narrated by: Vanessa Benjamin
- Length: 4 hrs and 27 mins
- Unabridged Audiobook
- Release date: 06-02-07
- Language: English
- Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Winner of the Prix Sorcieres, France's most prestigious award for children's literature, this is a story of compassion and tolerance that speaks to people of all faiths.
Translated by Gillian Rosner.
"[B]rings to life a smart, wise, bold, and insecure 12-year-old who relies on her 'mazal', her guardian angel, for advice." (Na'amat Woman magazine)
"Readers don't have to be Jewish to appreciate this beautifully written story and it's wonderfully realized characters and fascinating setting. Lovely." (Kirkus Reviews)
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By Alan Rither on 30-11-07
A Delicate Glimpse of Medieval Jewish Life
I've read several historical novels of this period in which the Jews were treated as pariahs. When I saw this story, told through the eyes of a 12 year old girl, the granddaughter of a famous rabbi, I was immediately attracted. The conflicting emotions that Elvina feels are told skilfully by the author (a niece of Simone Weil) and interpreted brilliantly by the narrator. This is a beautiful tale that should not only be read by the target audience of 10 to 15 year old girls, but by anyone who enjoys a heartwarming message. It shows that reaching out to understand and help someone who is very different from oneself brings unexpected blessings.
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