Elvina is a clever twelve-year-old girl who lives in medieval France. She can handle pretty much anything, but she’s hiding a dangerous secret. Will she confide in her famous grandfather, Rashi, or will she have to figure things out for herself?
Ages 10+
Pages 183
Publisher Jewish Publication Society
Kirkus Starred Review
Sydney Taylor Notable Book

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10 Reviews

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Took me back in time

Review by Elana O.

I learned about the time of the Crusaders and about Solomon Ben Isaac. I would recommend this book to kids 10-11.

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It was a great book

Review by ATX4EVR

This book was really well written. It really, really gave first person perspective and it made me feel the way the characters felt. It is a very good book and very informational.

Oct 03, 2017 09:31 PM
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Very interesting!

Review by DumbledoreBoy

I read this book with my mom and it was very fun and intriguing. We couldn't stop reading it. I liked that they had to work around the crusaders. I liked that it was a girl who was modifying the rules with the support of her grandpa Solomon ben Isaac.

Apr 02, 2017 11:39 AM
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Amazing book

Review by i heart reading

When you read this book you learn about Jewish people in Troyes, France in 1096. In this book,Elvina has to make her own choices.

Mar 05, 2017 12:12 PM
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OK, but sort of boring

Review by ilovebooks2016

It was a good book in theory, more like a nonfiction book than fiction. If it had a lot more action and maybe some more events, it would be a great book. If you are a person who likes historical fiction, like me, you will be disappointed.

Mar 02, 2017 05:12 PM
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Review by Maya2006

a little confusing but OK

Jan 15, 2017 01:39 PM