The King in the Field is a story of five friends who dream of seeing the king and making some requests. But it’s not easy to be admitted to the royal palace, and they wonder if they will ever have the chance.
Imagine their surprise when they see that the king has left his palace to walk through the field where they are sitting! Imagine their joy at being so close to their beloved king, their happiness at being able to speak to him face to face!
The King in the Field is a parable for the month of Elul, the Hebrew month just before the start of the Jewish New Year, is one of the best times to approach G-d with prayers and requests. In that special month, G-d makes Himself closer and more accessible than ever, just like a king who goes for a walk through a field where his subjects can easily speak to him.
The King in the Field
Written by Dina Rosenfeld illustrated by Jessica Schiffman
Softcover/ Ages 2-5 / List Price $12.00
Hardcover edition – Published 2008; ISBN: 978-1-929628-42-1 / LCCN: 2008929362
About the Author:
Dina (Devorah Leah) Rosenfeld was born and raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She is the daughter of Emil and Rita Herman who imbued her with a love of good books and encouraged her writing from a very early age. Dina attended the Yeshiva Achei Tmimim through high school and continued her Jewish studies in New York at Beth Rivka Teachers’ Seminary.
The author’s first books were born of necessity. As a preschool Hebrew teacher, she simply could not find age-appropriate, full color picture books for her 4-year-old students and decided to create children’s stories of her own.
The Very Best Place for a Penny and A Tree Full of Mitzvos were her first manuscripts to be accepted for publication thanks to the involvement of her husband, Shimon Aron Rosenfeld.
Dina went on to write numerous children’s books. Modern-day stories such as Labels for Laibel, On the Ball, All About Us, A Chanukah Story for Night Number Three, and The Very Best Book published by Hachai Publishing are some beloved favorites.
Her tales from Biblical sources, such as A Little Boy Named Avram, Kind Little Rivka and Dovid the Little Shepherd are used by teachers and parents to bring Torah heroes and heroines alive for the very youngest children.
Mrs. Rosenfeld’s books offer a variety of styles and sizes. She has collaborated with nine different artists and writes both in rhyme and in prose.
In addition to her own writing, Dina edits children’s books and oversees their production from first draft through the final layout stage.
Due to the popularity of her work, certain titles have been translated into Portuguese, Russian, German and Italian. The author is gratified that her books are read and enjoyed in homes and classrooms around the world.
Dina Rosenfeld, a member of the Lubavitcher community lives in Crown Heights, Brooklyn, NY with her family.
About the Artist:
Jessica Schiffman studied painting at the San Francisco Art Institute. For nine years she has illustrated children’s books and magazines. Jessica also paints, creates comic strips and teaches graphic storytelling (a fancy name for comic books!) at the IdyllwildArtsAcademy. She lives in a small mountain village in California.