During the time of King Hezekiah (ca. 700 BCE), the wicked King Sennacherib of Assyria threatened to conquer Jerusalem. Many other cities had already fallen to Sennacherib, but the Prophet Isaiah told the Jewish people to trust in God. The danger was imminent, for the powerful enemy could easily win by simply blocking off the water supply of the Jews.
The story follows a fictional character, 11-year-old Yonatan, and his desire to help protect his family and his people. The historical details of daily life and dramatic threat of the siege combine to create a suspenseful page-turner for children.
With easy vocabulary, black and white illustrations, and short chapters designed for new readers eager to enjoy books independently.
Goldy Says: "Great story."