Jewish Values: Year of Jewish Stories, A: 52 Tales for Children and Their Families

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Publication Year: 
2004
Number of Pages: 
232 p.
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A collection of 52 stories retold from Jewish tradition. The Table of Contents organizes them according to Jewish holidays and there are indexes of both topics and virtues. Short enough to be read in one sitting, perhaps before bedtime, the stories suffer from being "updated," so that the timeless magic of folklore, that shows but does not tell readers its meaning, is replaced with a preachy and cliche ridden style. The illustrations are also pedestrian. Included in the Valuesfinder because of its organizational scheme and usefulness but definitely not a first choice for Jewish tales.
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ISBN: 
807408956
Book ID: 
742
Sydney Taylor Winner: 
No
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