Jewish Values: Yettele's Feathers

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Publication Year: 
2006
Number of Pages: 
32 p.
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A classic picture book about lashon hora - gossip. Yettele loves to gossip, not realizing that her words hurt others. When the townspeople who have been stung by her words stop talking to her, Yettele seeks the rabbi's help. He tells her to cut open her largest pillow and bring it to him. A gust of wind blows the pillow from her arms and feathers fly everywhere; Yettele tries to pick them all up and stuff them back into the pillow but to no avail. "And so it is with those stories of yours," says the Rabbi. "Once the words leave your lips, they are as impossible to back as those feathers!" Having learned a lesson, Yettele changes her ways. Full-page illustrations in gouache reflect the action and portray shtetl life. Written and illustrated with a droll, winsome touch, this is a beloved story.
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ISBN: 
0-7868-0097-6
Book ID: 
1025
Sydney Taylor Winner: 
No
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