Though born in Jerusalem, 13-year-old Bani has been raised in Susa, the city of the Persian king Artaxerxes. But now his uncle Nehemiah wants to return to ruined and troubled Jerusalem---and Bani is given a part to play that will change his life forever! A fictionalized retelling of a turning point in history. Ages 10 and up. 182 pages, softcover from Bethlehem Books.
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Review 1 for Victory on the Walls: A Story of Nehemiah
Date:March 11, 2008
Covering the story of Nehemiah's return to Jerusalem to lead the effort in rebuilding the wall, Mrs. Hyman's rendition is fairly close to the Biblical narrative in its basic facts. Unfortunately, the plot revolving around the main fictional character, Bani, is simple and rather predictable; my junior-high students found it rather uninteresting. Additionally, the book has multiple grammatical errors that are quite distracting. We will not be using this book with future students.