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Fiction Picture Book
Pages: 32
Themes: Jewish folktale, gossip
Publisher: Orca Book Publishers
Pub Date: 01/Sep/2007
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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.

Booklist
"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."
CM Magazine
"Waldman uses rich language which brings life to the story…Children will enjoy this story as a read-aloud."
Jewish Book World
"A wonderfully illustrated book...The art warmly underlines the plot...Refreshing."
The Jewish Independent
"Its moral and drawings are first class.
Multicultural Review
"A valuable addition to any library, this book is highly recommended to people of all ages and walks of life."

Awards

R. Ross Annett Award nominee  | 2007 | Short-listed
CLA Amelia Frances Howard-Gibbon Illustrator's Award nominee  | 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

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