Wise and Not So Wise Ten Tales from the Rabbis by Phillis Gershator, Alexa Ginsburg
  

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Wise and Not So Wise Ten Tales from the Rabbis by Phillis Gershator, Alexa Ginsburg

Talmudic and midrashic folklore use the teachings of the ancient sages to answer questions and teach moral lessons, often with a dash of humour. In this delightful collection, Phillis Gershator takes spiritual and folkloric elements and weaves them together with her unique humour to create a special version of the wondrous tales that have captivated readers for centuries. Stories of flying rabbis, miraculous loaves of bread, wise women, muscle-bound angels, and goats that carry bears on their heads will enchant children of all ages and those who read to them.

Reviews

This delightful collection of stories...blends wisdom with humor ... the illustrations and inviting format join with the stories to comprise one outstanding package! -Jewish Book World This appealing book is enticing to read. -Hadassah Magazine An appealing collection ... written in simple yet effective language that preserves their richness and charm without becoming didactic. -School Library Journal

About the Author

Phillis Gershator is the author of 20 books for children, including Honi's Circle of Trees (JPS, 1995). A former children's librarian, she is a recipient of the Anne Izard Storyteller's Choice Award. Alexa Ginsburg is a graphic artist, a designer of handmade textiles, and owner of a computer services company.

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Format

Paperback
120 pages
Interest Age: 6+

Author

Phillis Gershator, Alexa Ginsburg
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Publisher

Jewish Publication Society

Publication date

1st June 2009

ISBN

9780827608931


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