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Before You Were Born

Average rating
3.7 out of 5
Based on 25 Ratings and 16 Reviews

Book Description
Once, long ago, the angel Lailah, who knows all the mysteries of heaven, shared her secrets with you. The moment you were born, you forgot everything. But don't worry, in this book, you will lean about all those wonderful secrets again. And you will even know how you got that indentation above your lip! Noted folklorist Howard Schwartz elegantly shapes this legend. Matched with luminous art, ... More
Book Information
PublisherRoaring Brook Press
BindingHardcover (4 editions)
Reading LevelAges 4-8
# of Pages32
Publication Date04/27/2005
The Creators
About Howard Schwartz (Author) : Howard Schwartz is a published adapter, author, compiler, and a narrator of children's books, young adult books, and adult books. Some of the published credits of Howard Schwartz include More Bones, T... more
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About Kristina Swarner (Illustrator) : Kristina Swarner decided to be an artist at the age of 3, and has been drawing ever since. Since graduating from the Rhode Island School of Design, Kristina has illustrated everything from books to t... more
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1/20/2009 Kristin Walters said: This is another favorite of my oldest daughters, I think because of the illustration. There are certain pages we just have to pause on and take time to absorb, because they are full of beautiful detail.
tags: simply beautiful

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6/25/2007 Heidi Estrin said: Hear an interview about Before You Were Born with author Howard Schwartz on The Book of Life podcast's November 2006 episode at www.jewishbooks.blogspot.com.
tags: Book of Life Podcast, AJL Notable Book, Koret Award

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