Ghosts and Golems: Haunting Tales of the Supernatural by Malka Penn
Black and white illustrations by Theodor Black
Ages 10 and up
Jewish stories of the supernatural are nothing new. The very first Jewish ghost story appears in the Bible. This collection offers contemporary tales with modern-day children as the main characters. The stories, each illustrated with pen-and-ink drawings, are suspenseful and haunting. The spirits in these tales are forces for momentous change in the lives of the children who encounter them – helping them to gain new understandings of themselves and their Jewish tradition. So, too, will these stories have a lasting impact on young readers.