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The Tales of Anzu the Great Eagle

Shin Shifra
AGE: 6-10

Anzu, the hero, is a legendary creature- half eagle, half lion. Sometimes he is a helper and friend, as in the story of Lugalbanda, a young soldier, who used his wits to become a great king. But at other times he is a monster, as in his fight with the god of war Ninurta. Then, Anzu`s pride causes destruction, chaos and ruin. The poet Shin Shifra has adapted three ancient legends written in Mesopotamia (today, Iraq) about 3,500 years ago. Using her imagination, she enables young children to identify with these fascinating tales from a time when gods, animals and humans lived side by side.

Illustrations: Cristina Kadmon

Shifra The Tales of Anzu the Great Eagle
Title The Tales of Anzu the Great Eagle
Author’s Last Name Shifra
Author's First Name Shin
Genre children
Publisher (Hebrew) Am Oved
Year of Publication (Hebrew) 2009
No. Pages 84 pp.
Book title - Hebrew (phonetic) Alilot Anzu Ha-Nesher Ha-Gadol
Representation Represented by ITHL



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