Ephraim Edelstein is about to leave home forever. Before his family sets out on the long and perilous journey to settle in the Land of Israel, his grandfather gives him a mysterious jewel, and a strange riddle that holds its secret.
The journey will take many months, with dangers lurking at every turn -- vicious Russian soldiers... thieves... pirates and more. When his family is faced with certain disaster, Ephraim finds himself in a race against time to unlock his grandfather's riddle.
Filled with exciting twists and turns, this book tells the story of a small but determined group of Jews in the early 1800s, and how -- when all seems lost -- a quiet young boy finds his way.
It offers an intriguing look at a little-known yet fascinating period in Jewish history through the eyes of a young boy.
The Jewel and the Journey will take you on a voyage you won't soon forget!
For ages 9-12.
Author: Miriam Walfish
Hardcover | 5.5" x 8.5" | 208 pages | 978-1-932443-81-3