It could always be worse: a Yiddish folk tale

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Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1990 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 32 pages
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Unable to stand his overcrowded and noisy home any longer, a poor man goes to the Rabbi for advice.

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Review: It Could Always Be Worse: A Yiddish Folk Tale

User Review  - Joanna - Goodreads

A poor, unfortunate man lives with his large family in a small hut. As the weather grows cold the family argues and fights more than usual, and the man consults his rabbi for advice. The rabbi tells ... Read full review

Review: It Could Always Be Worse: A Yiddish Folk Tale

User Review  - Deb Carter - Goodreads

A story about perspective and obedience. A man learns that rings could be worse than he first thought. Read full review

About the author (1990)

Margot Zemach (1931-89) was born in Los Angeles, California. She began illustrating stories by her husband, Harve, in 1959, and their subsequent collaborations led to many enduring children's books, including" The Judge: An Untrue Tale, a Caldecott Honor Book; A Penny a Look," an ALA Notable Book; and "Duffy and the Devil," recipient of the Caldecott Medal.

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