Multicultural, Nondenominational, Nonsectarian Endorsed by Protestant, Catholic, and Jewish Religious LeadersA spiritual conversation starter for adults and children to read together A very long time ago, when the world was newtwo children walked in God s garden called Earth One was named Cain, the other, Abel They were the first children The first brothers We know the story well But what can it mean for us and for our children today Award winning author Sandy Eisenberg Sasso recasts the biblical tale of Cain and Abel in a way that invites adults and kids to a conversation about anger and our power to deal with it in positive ways.Cain and Abel were born into God s garden called Earth, a world of bright days for working in their fields and peaceful nights to share the stories of their dreams The first children, the first brothers, they were so much alike yet so different Cain a shepherd, Abel a farmer.They lived side by side, surrounded by trees where wonderful, exotic fruits of many kinds grew everywhere orapples, rasdew, and banangerines ripened all on a single branch The air was sweet with the smell of pinango, limeberry, and waterloupe.But jealousy, anger, and fear took all this away Cain and Abel s happiness came to an end, and with it, the trees ability to grow these special fruits In a world often hurt by violence, this retold biblical story gives children and adults a starting point for discussing anger and its effects on those around us By harnessing the power we have to deal with our emotions in positive ways, we can once again cultivate the fruits of peace and change the world for the better....
|Title||:||Cain and Abel : Finding the Fruits of Peace|
|Publisher||:||Jewish Lights October 1, 2001|
|Number of Pages||:||40 pages|
|File Size||:||665 KB|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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Cain and Abel : Finding the Fruits of Peace Reviews
Sandy Sasso is just such a talented woman! Not only is she an accomplished Rabbi and mother, she also writes wonderful books for children. I am a huge fan of her work. While I am not a fan of parables, Sasso brings aliveness and whimsy to this one with her inventions like "banangerines" and "waterloupe" on the tree that produced many kinds of fruits. The Chegal-esque illustrations are vivid, and layout is well-paced and support the unfolding of the story. I like that there is a section of discussion questions at the back to support conversations about the book.
This book is gorgeous, stunning, and absolutely wonderful. I bought it when my older son was almost five and he had a new(ish) little brother who was just starting to crawl around and make trouble. I read it to Thomas and the second I finished the last line he cried "READ IT AGAIN!" I've never seen him so engrossed in a story.
Sandy Eisenberg Sasso is a gifted writer, and once again has written a book that is beautifully done and inspirational. The book is timely, in that it tells about the destructiveness of anger but also the reality of hope. I recommend this book for all ages. It's a wonderful way to teach children but also to teach adults about the ramifications of their actions.