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Even Higher!: A Rosh Hashanah Story

Even Higher!: A Rosh Hashanah Story

Author: Eric A Kimmel
$11.95(AUD)  inc GST
Available Stock: 3

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.

Stock Information

General Fields

  • : 9780823422982
  • : Holiday House
  • : Holiday House
  • : January 2010
  • : 204mm X 248mm X 3mm
  • : United States
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : 398.2
  • : Jill Weber
  • : Paperback / softback
  • : Eric A Kimmel
  • : illustrations
  • : 32