Lemuel the Fool

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Peachtree Publishers
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10.02 X 11.09 X 0.37 inches | 0.97 pounds

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About the Author
Myron Uhlberg is the award-wining and critically acclaimed author of several children's books. Uhlberg is the first-born son of two deaf parents. His first language was ASL (American Sign Language). After graduating from Brandeis University, he served as a paratrooper in the 82nd Airborne Division. He then spent the next forty years in the garment industry. His first book was published when he was sixty-six years old. He has appeared on NPR's Talk of the Nation and was featured in the Ken Burns documentary film, Jackie Robinson. He lives in California.

Sonja Lamut has received numerous awards for her work in the United States and in Europe. She has illustrated more than thirty books. She lives in New York and teaches illustration at the Fashion Institute of Technology.
"Uhlberg presents a properly poker-faced retelling of a popular European folktale. . . . The tale's mild humor is picked up in Lamut's airy paintings. . . . This rib-tickler should induce many a young armchair traveler to pay a visit to Chelm or Gotham."--Kirkus Reviews

"This quietly humorous ending will draw smiles from listeners. The framed, softly painted illustrations give the book an albumlike quality that heightens the sense of old-world fantasy. . . Story and pictures combine to form a fine choice"--School Library Journal

"The fun is in the straight-faced comedy and lively pictures that contrast the warm, settled community with the innocent who thinks he's sailed away."--Booklist

"Uhlberg polishes a gem from the treasure trove of Jewish folklore with this snappy adaptation of a Chelm tale. . . . Uhlberg's drily understated humor maximizes the comedy as well as readers' affection for the hapless hero and his doltish scheme. Lamut makes a great leap forward with these graceful illustrations. . . . Fresh and diverting."--Publishers Weekly