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Tor, A Street Boy of Jerusalem

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Tor, A Street Boy of Jerusalem by Florence Morse Kingsley is a heartwarming tale that follows the journey of a young boy named Tor as he navigates the streets of Jerusalem. Set in the early 1900s, the book offers a glimpse into the daily struggles and triumphs of a boy trying to survive in a city teeming with poverty and hardship.

The author does a wonderful job of bringing the world of Jerusalem to life, painting a vivid picture of the bustling streets, colorful characters, and rich cultural traditions that define the city. Through Tor's eyes, readers are able to experience the sights, sounds, and smells of Jerusalem in a way that feels both authentic and immersive.

One of the most compelling aspects of the book is the relationship between Tor and his adoptive family, the Abarbanel's. Despite facing numerous challenges and setbacks, Tor is able to find a sense of belonging and love within this unconventional family unit. The bond that forms between Tor and the Abarbanel's is heartwarming and provides a strong emotional core to the story.

Overall, Tor, A Street Boy of Jerusalem is a moving and engaging read that offers a unique perspective on life in Jerusalem at the turn of the century. With its well-drawn characters, evocative setting, and heartfelt storytelling, this book is sure to capture the hearts of readers young and old alike.

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Tor is a young beggar living in the city of Jerusalem during the tumultuous time of the Roman occupation. Shouts of hope are the last thing this street boy expects when he witnesses Jesus riding into Jerusalem on a donkey. Tor comes face to face with the man Jesus and from that moment his life is forever changed. With thievery, injustice, and brutality as the backdrop of this novel, Tor learns to trade his hatred for love, and what it means to be a follower of Christ. This novel is for ages eight and up.

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