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Before You Were Born Hardcover – Mar 24 2005

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Roaring Brook Press; First Edition edition (March 24 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1596430281
  • ISBN-13: 978-1596430280
  • Product Dimensions: 25.1 x 24.9 x 1.3 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 363 g
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #813,032 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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6 of 8 people found the following review helpful
A Beautiful Retelling of a story from Jewish Folk Tradition Oct. 22 2005
By Sherry Ellis - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
Before You Were Born is a beautiful retelling of a story from Jewish folk tradition. It is the story of a soul's journey from the Treasury of Souls in highest heaven to its earthly body in its mother's womb. The luminous illustrations are quite lovely and compliment the text nicely.

My children and I really enjoy reading this book together. Not only is it a beautiful story, complete with angels and folklore, but it is a perfect story for initiating conversations about souls and heaven.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Beautiful book for children July 7 2006
By Maroon 1 - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
What a wonderful book for children. The story is simple yet enthralling. The illustrations are amazing. We have a 5-month old son and he was captivated by the brilliant colors while mom and dad were captivated by the story, as well as the illustrations. This is the kind of book you will want to read to your child for many nights and years to come.
One of My Favorites Feb. 27 2014
By Darla Deckard - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
I never tire of reading this book to my grandchildren - nor do they ever tire of hearing it. A wonderful story.
A must for every baby and family Aug. 14 2010
By Susan - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
WHAT a beautiful book...the message is outstanding! Don't hestitate to purchase it...your recipient will thank you over and over.
Perfect Baby Gift! May 17 2008
By W. Peretz - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
This is a lovely retelling of an old story about the infinite wisdom we all hold inside ourselves, beautifully illustrated. What a great message for kids to be read at bedtime before they drift off to sleep. Thank you, Howard Schwartz for this and all your other books.