Jewish Values: Mrs. Katz and Tush

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Publication Year: 
1994
Number of Pages: 
32 p.
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A sentimental but sweet story about a friendship between an elderly Jewish widow and a little African-American boy. Larnel visits Mrs. Katz, looks after her, and gives her a little tail-less cat whom she names Tush. As their lives entwine, Mrs. Katz and Larnel share food and holidays and a knowledge that their people's pasts both involved slavery and discrimination. When Tush disappears, Larnel and his family find her and soon after, she presents Mrs. Katz with a litter of kittens. "Four babies," exclaims the old lady, "At last I am a bubee!" The years pass and it is Larnel, his wife, and their children who visit and put a little stone upon Mrs. Katz's grave. The bold, expressive illustrations capture characters expressions and many other cogent details of the story, which is loved by children and has become a classic.
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ISBN: 
553081225
Book ID: 
990
Sydney Taylor Winner: 
No
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