My Guardian Angel



My Guardian Angel Winner of France s most prestigious children s book award, this vividly drawn novel tells the harrowing tale of a smart, feisty 12 year old Jewish girl in 11th C France during the first Crusade.Feisty and smart, Elvina is not your average 12 year old She adores reading ,writing, and studying like the boys And she detests silly girls chores, like keeping chicken eggs warm until they hatch But she is also skilled in the art of healing, a skill that ultimately gets her into trouble It s the 11th Century in France, and the Crusades are on a campaign to rid France of the Jews The Jews live in terror and are on high alert that danger is drawing near to their town One night, while Elvina is alone in her house, she hears a rap on the door Can her guardian angel keep her safe Best Read [ My Guardian Angel ] Author [ Sylvie Weil ] For Kindle ePUB or eBook – bluevapours.co.uk

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My Guardian Angel  By Sylvie Weil IBN : 0439576814 Format : Hardcover – bluevapours.co.uk
  • Hardcover
  • 208 pages
  • My Guardian Angel
  • Sylvie Weil
  • English
  • 09 September 2018
  • 0439576814

10 thoughts on “My Guardian Angel

  1. Tami says:

    I absolutely love the stories about Rashi and his girls I find them both fascinating and inspiring Rashi was one of the most famous rabbis and Jewish scholars of any age He lived in France around the time of the first crusade Unfortunately, Rashi never sired any sons to pass on his scholarly gifts He did however have daughters Unprecedented in his efforts, Rashi taught his daughters and later his grandchildren to read and write A few even defiantly studied the torah at a time when the I absolutely love the stories about Rashi and his girls I find them both fascinating and inspiring Rashi was one of the most famous rabbis and Jewish scholars of any age He lived in France around the time of the first crusade Unfortunately, Rashi never sired any sons to pass on his scholarly gifts He did however have daughters Unprecedented in his efforts, Rashi taught his daughters and later his grandchildren to read and write A few even defiantly studied the torah at a time when the mere thought of this was completely unheard of My Guardian Angel is the story of Elvina, the grand daughter of Rashi She too learns to read and write She also yearns to become a writer The book serves as a diar...

  2. Jaeri Ayarez says:

    It s nice to know something about the principles of people in other place especially in a very long time period.It was so sad to know that females aren t allowed to read and write Maybe that s why it is common for women to stay at home and just do house chores.I learned too that Sabba...

  3. Rachel says:

    I put this on my GoodReads tbr because it highlighted ararely documented part of Jewish history This young adult book takes place in France during the beginnings of the First Crusade, and it s even written by a French author P Gillian Rosner translated it into English.Weil fictionalizes the life of Elvira, daughter of the famous Rabbi, writer and Talmudic scholar known as Rashi Elvira is mentioned briefly in some documents I found online as having inspired some halachic decisions She I put this on my GoodReads tbr because it highlighted ararely documented part of Jewish history This young adult book takes place in France during the beginnings of the First Crusade, and it s even written by a French author P Gillian Rosner translated it into English.Weil fictionalizes the life of Elvira, daughter of the famous Rabbi, writer and Talmudic scholar known as Rashi Elvira is mentioned briefly in some documents I found online as having inspired some halachic decisions She was learned, says Wikipedia, and she taught some of Rashi s customs, passed on through her mother, to others, says the Jewish W...

  4. Dennis Fischman says:

    Even though this book seems written for young teens or tweeners, the subject matter and the voice of the main character delighted me You get a sense of what it was like to be a young Jewish woman in medieval France the limitations and the possibilities, the science and the supernatural and also, the threat that the Crusades posed not only to Muslims in the Middle East, but to Jews back in Europe, close to home The Christians in the book aren t villains, however, other than Peter the Hermit Even though this book seems written for young teens or tweeners, the subject matter and the voice of the main character delighted me You get a sense of what it was like to be a young Jewish woman in medieval France the limitations and the possibilities, the science and the supernatural and also, the threat that the Crusades posed not only to Muslims in the Middle East, but to Jews back in Europe, close to home The Christians in the book aren t villains, however, other than Peter the Hermit wh...

  5. Rona says:

    Rashi, an important Jewish scholar circa 1040 1105 CE, had three daughters, no sons He had several grandchildren, including a granddaughter names Elvina This book, suitable for children 7 or so and up, takes place while a dangerous Crusader army sets up camp outside the town of Troyes, where Rashi and his community are settled Will they be attacked Young Elvina takes risks to do what is right, but is it really right Like all good historic fiction, this book is full of time appropriate Rashi, an important Jewish scholar circa 1040 1105 CE, had three daughters, no sons He had several grandchildren, including a granddaughter names Elvina This book, suitable for children 7 or so and up, takes place while a dangerous Crusader army sets up camp outside the town of Troyes, where Rashi and his community are settled Will they be attacked Young Elvina takes risks to do what is right, but is it really right Like all good hi...

  6. Renee Schwendinger says:

    Some many books about the Crusades are from the Crusaders point of view This book is from a Jewish girls point of viewing offering a very interesting contrast Very well done

  7. Amanda says:

    I wanted to like thisthan I did And, I did like it, just not as much as I d hoped, I guess The setting is a fascinating one, and I loved the main character she s a good balance of spunky independence and realistic historical humility, I thought , but it just didn t really stand out particula...

  8. Janet C. says:

    Overall the story was well done butfor younger youth readers I could imagine the girl speaking with her guardian angel how often do we do the same in our own lives Elvina, the main character of the story, seems to be a scrap...

  9. Amy Rae says:

    I m newly familiar with Rashi and Rambam as of this year, thanks to my sister, who graciously invited us all to a service at her synagogue this summer I m also always on the lookout for interesting stories about Jewish characters, an older interest that comes from my roommate but also, let s be real, as pre reading for theoretical nieces and nephews So when I saw my library had an audiobook about Rashi s granddaughter, I snapped that the heck up.Unfortunately, it ended up feeling like a I m newly familiar with Rashi and Rambam as of this year, thanks to my sister, who graciously invited us all to a service at her synagogue this summer I m also always on the lookout for interesting stories about Jewish characters, an older interest that comes from my roommate but also, let s be real, as pre reading for theoretical nieces and nephews So when I saw my library had an audiobook about Rashi s granddaughter, I snapped that the heck up.Unfortunately, it ended up feeling like a half baked Catherine, Called Birdy Girl in the middle ages heals with herbs and lon...

  10. Teri says:

    I listened to this work on audiobook.This book was an introduction to a period in history I had never studied, and it was particularly interesting to view it through the journal of Elvina, a plucky 12 year old girl who would rather be studying and attending school like boys than attending to her housekeeping and chores Elvina was a naive, charismatic narrator, and it was refreshing, humorous, and poignant to view her world through her eyes.I was reminded of the movie _Yentl_ while reading this I listened to this work on audiobook.This book was an introduction to a period in history I had never studied, and it was particularly interesting to view it through the journal of Elvina, a plucky 12 year old girl who would rather be studying and attending school like boys than attending to her housekeeping and chores Elvina was a naive, charismatic narrator, and it was refreshing, humorous, and poignant to view her world through her eyes.I was re...

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