Back to home page - News From Nowhere Radical & Community Bookshop
news from nowhere
Liverpool's Radical & Community Bookshop
not-for-profit · a worker's co-operative · committed to social change
Search for & order any book in print:
(goes to our order website)
This book appears in the following booklists

in categories:Childrens & Teenage Books, World - Middle East, Fiction,

Order this book online - this link leads to our secure order website which will indicate how long the book will take to order (if it's not in stock here in the shop).

(Availability of '24-48 hours' means our wholesaler has stock - we place orders 2-3 times a week & receive the books next day.)

(Availability of '7-10 days' or 'Special Order' means we order direct from the publisher - order times vary, many supply within 10 days.)

Phone us: 0151 708 7270

enquire about this book

Mail order, postage & payment information

more about ordering books

One City, Two Brothers: A Story from Jerusalem

by Chris Smith, illustrated by Aurelia Fronty
£6.99   paperback  Barefoot Books Ltd (2015)

One City, Two Brothers: A Story from Jerusalem by Chris Smith, illustrated by Aurelia Fronty This is a story from Jerusalem.
It is told by Jews, Christians and Muslims alike.
Two brothers stand before King Solomon, arguing about which of them should inherit their father's land.
For a while the king listens, then he asks for silence.
"Let me tell you a story," he says, "from long ago, before there was a city here, before any temple had been built on this land..."
Long ago, a river valley curved and curled its way through the land from the hills in the east to the sea in the west, its steep sides lined with orchards of olives and almonds... Two brothers farmed a piece of land on the flat valley floor between two villages.
So begins Solomon's tale, of two brothers who live in separate villages but meet to farm the land. After the best harvest anyone can remember, one brother decides to give three of his sacks of grain to the other. When night falls, he loads the sacks onto his donkey and travels to his brother's village. But the next morning he finds with surprise that the three sacks are back in his own store. He sets off the next night in the same way as the first, and the same thing happens.
Only on the third night is the mystery solved - and according to tradition, it is in this place that the city of Jerusalem was born

ISBN 13: 9781782852520 | ISBN 10: 1782852522

For mail-order we charge postage at actual cost, at current Royal Mail rates by parcel weight and size