A Sack Full of Feathers

  • Illustrated By: Cindy Revell
  • Pages:32
  • Publisher:Orca Book Publishers
  • Themes:Jewish folktale, gossip, Judaica, folktale, Jewish culture
  • Available:09/01/2007
  • Age Groups:Fiction Picture Book
  • Lexile:AD600L
  • ATOS:3.7
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Yankel loves to tell stories, as long as they are someone else's.

He does not see the hurt that his stories cause, the way they spread and change. Then the rabbi hands him a bag of feathers and tells him to place one on every doorstep in the village. Yankel is changed by what happens and finds himself with his best story yet, one of his very own.

"Waldman uses rich language which brings life to the story…Children will enjoy this story as a read-aloud."
– CM Magazine
"Its moral and drawings are first class.
– The Jewish Independent
"The fun in this retelling of a Jewish folktale is not in the lesson, but in the setting, the people, and the stories they tell."
– Booklist
"A wonderfully illustrated book...The art warmly underlines the plot...Refreshing."
– Jewish Book World
"A valuable addition to any library, this book is highly recommended to people of all ages and walks of life."
– Multicultural Review
"The paintings are colorful and joyous, indicative of the joy of the 'old country'...This tale sticks with the familiar format of other Jewish folktales, with a lesson that even young children can understand."
– Jewish Book World
R. Ross Annett Award nominee   | 2007  |  Short-listed
Canadian Library Association (CLA) Amelia Frances Howard-Gibbon Illustrator's Award   | 2007  |  Short-listed
Blue Spruce nominee   | 2007  |  Short-listed
CCBC Our Choice   | 2007  |  Commended
SYRCA Shining Willow nominee   | 2008  |  Short-listed
PJ Library Selection   | 2007  |  Commended