Jewish Values: Something For Nothing

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Publication Year: 
2002
Number of Pages: 
32 p.
Note: 
Don't confuse the title with all of the versions of the "something from nothing" story - this is quite different although of similar subtlety. It is a trickster tale, in which a clever and peace-loving dog foils three rowdy cats who terrorize the neighborhood by playing upon their greed. All of the characters are animals but the story is steeped in Eastern European Jewish tradition - reflecting, as the author notes in an afterword, the triumph of the underdog over powerful uncertainties. The stunning illustrations complement and enhance the story. Excellent for reading aloud.
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ISBN: 
618159827
Book ID: 
338
Sydney Taylor Winner: 
No