Synopses & Reviews
Sara finds Chanukah celebrations boring. When her Tante Miriam arrives and gives her a Golden Dreydl, everything changes. The dreydl, an enchanted princess in disguise, takes Sara on a journey to a magical world.
When the princess is taken by the Demon King, who possesses the power of the Tree of Life, it is Sara who must use her wit to save the princess and return her to her parents King Solomon and the Queen of Sheba.
A delightful holiday tale that weaves together threads of Jewish folklore and tradition with fantasy and humor.
Ellen Kushner is the host and writer of the national public radio series PRI's Sound & Spirit. She is the award-winning author of fantasy novels for teens and adults. Ellen lives in New York City.
About the Author
Ellen Kushner is a novelist, performer, and public radio personality. Her work includes the weekly notational public radio series "PRI's Sound & Spirit with Ellen Kushner," the recording The Golden Dreydl: a Klezmer "Nutcracker" for Chanukah
(Ryykodisc CD) and a live performance piece, Esther: The Feast of Masks
. Her novels Swordpoint
and (with Delia Sherman) The Fall of Kings
share a setting and quite a few characters with The Privilege of The Swords
. She is a member of Terri Windling's Endicott Studio for Mythic Arts and co-founder of the Interstitial Arts Foundation. She lives in New York City and travels a lot, giving shows and readings, lecturing and teaching. You can keep up with her whereabouts and learn more about Riverside and its denizens at www.EllenKushner.com
Ilene Winn-Lederer has created illustrations and artwork that appear in publications, museums, and private collections throughout the United States, Europe, and Israel, Ilene lives in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.