Jewish Values: Peddler's Gift, The

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Place of Publication: 
New York
Publication Year: 
1999
Number of Pages: 
0 p.
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Superb watercolor and pencil illustrations enhance a story about a simple peddler who is the butt of jokes among the boys in the shtetl. After a boy named Leibush steals a dreidel from Shnook the peddler, he is overcome with guilt and returns the dreidel, discovering as he does so that Shnook is much more than he seems. Set during Hanukkah, the theme of this Sydney Taylor Book Award winning story is the contrast between external appearance and moral stature. Shnook is a version of the wise fool of legend.
ISBN: 
803719787
Book ID: 
176
Sydney Taylor Winner: 
Yes
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