DescriptionIn this collection of fifteen classic Jewish folktales, the authors share some of the richest stories of Jewish tradition from countries the world over, including France, Turkey, Israel, Yemen, Egypt, and Iraq, thus opening up new worlds for young readers. Each tale, magnificently illustrated with a pen-and-ink drawing, reveals a specific Jewish value handed down from one generation to the next.
Jewish Publication Society
May 15, 1999
6.97 X 10.06 X 0.25 inches | 0.48 pounds
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About the Author
Howard Schwartz is the author of four books of poems, Vessels, Gathering the Sparks, Sleepwalking Beneath the Stars, and BREATHING IN THE DARK. He is also the co-editor (with Anthony Rudolf) of Voices Within the Ark: The Modern Jewish Poets. His other books include Tree of Souls: The Mythology of Judaism, which won the National Jewish Book Award in 2005, and Leaves from the Garden of Eden: One Hundred Classic Jewish Tales, published in 2008.
"An engaging and diverse collection of 15 folktales from Europe and the Middle East... each [opening] with a delightfully detailed pen-and-ink illustration. Schwartz and Rush present tales that are both enchanting and meaningful."