WISNIEWSKI, David. Golem.
NY: Clarion Books, . 4to, pp. Color pictorial boards. Dark grey
endpapers; color illustrations on nearly every page. A fine copy in original
color pictorial dust jacket (without medal affixed). Signed by the author, David
edition. 1997 Caldecott Medal winner. Retold from traditional sources
and accompanied by David Wisniewski's unique, intricate cut-paper
illustrations, Golem is a dramatic tale of supernatural forces invoked to save
an oppressed people. It also offers a thought-provoking look at the
consequences of unleashing power beyond human control. The afterword discusses
the legend of the golem and its roots in Jewish history.