When the prime minister of Persia decides to destroy all the Jews throughout the kingdom, their fate seems to be sealed. Only one person stands in his way -- a young Jewish girl named Esther. Internationally known folklorist Diane Wolkstein brings to life the story of Esther, the compassionate queen who risked the wrath of a king to save her people from destruction. Award-winning illustrator Juan Wijngaard reflects this biblical heroine's majesty and humanity with his Jewel-like illustrations. Together, these two masters have created a picture book of rare beauty that honors Esther, whose courage and wisdom are celebrated the world over during the joyous feast of Purim. Ages 7 up.