Jewish Values: Hayyim's Ghost

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Publication Year: 
2005
Number of Pages: 
36 p.
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A Yiddish folktale, "The Tale of the Stingy Woman, " is retold by Eric Kimmel, with exuberant illustrations to match the burlesque humor of the story. Two tales unfold, one of a greedy woman whose physical features are pictured to be as repulsive as her inward character. The other - a type of trickster tale - is of a simple porter, Hayyim, who outwits the woman to his eventual advantage. The format is in-your-face and the illustrations are often shown from unusual perspectives, adding interest to a story some will find distasteful and other quite clever.
ISBN: 
1932687033
Book ID: 
758
Sydney Taylor Winner: 
No
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