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Even Higher!: A Rosh Hashanah Story

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Synopsis:

Like Richard Ungars 2007 picture book with the same title,

this retelling of Peretz's beautiful Jewish folktale is about a rabbi whom the shtetl people believe performs a miracle every year before Rosh Hashanah. Kimmel tells it from the viewpoint of a skeptical Litvak stranger, who does not believe in miracles. He follows the rabbi, who disguises himself as a peasant, cuts wood, and brings his bundle to a poor old woman in a wretched shack, then sings and dances with her before the fire she builds. The bright mixed-media pictures in folk-art style show the rabbis hard work and joyful movements, a powerful, earthy contrast to the magic realism that the shtetl people imagine. Steeped in Yiddish idiom, the story sends an unforgettable message: the skeptic

changes and sees that ordinary kindness is enough to save the world.

Synopsis:

Award-winning author Kimmel's whimsical retelling of this Rosh Hashanah tale, paired with Weber's charming illustrations, is sure to take readers to a higher place. Full color.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780823422982
Publisher:
Holiday House
Subject:
Holidays & Celebrations - Other, Nonreligious
Illustrator:
Weber, Jill
Author:
Kimmel, Eric A.
Author:
Peretz, I. L.
Adapted by:
Kimmel, Eric A.
Adapted:
Kimmel, Eric A.
Subject:
Children s-General
Publication Date:
20100631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
YES
Dimensions:
8.02x9.76x.10 in. .26 lbs.
Age Level:
04-08

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Even Higher!: A Rosh Hashanah Story
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Product details pages Holiday House - English 9780823422982 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Like Richard Ungars 2007 picture book with the same title,

this retelling of Peretz's beautiful Jewish folktale is about a rabbi whom the shtetl people believe performs a miracle every year before Rosh Hashanah. Kimmel tells it from the viewpoint of a skeptical Litvak stranger, who does not believe in miracles. He follows the rabbi, who disguises himself as a peasant, cuts wood, and brings his bundle to a poor old woman in a wretched shack, then sings and dances with her before the fire she builds. The bright mixed-media pictures in folk-art style show the rabbis hard work and joyful movements, a powerful, earthy contrast to the magic realism that the shtetl people imagine. Steeped in Yiddish idiom, the story sends an unforgettable message: the skeptic

changes and sees that ordinary kindness is enough to save the world.

"Synopsis" by , Award-winning author Kimmel's whimsical retelling of this Rosh Hashanah tale, paired with Weber's charming illustrations, is sure to take readers to a higher place. Full color.
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