The diamond tree: Jewish tales from around the world, Volume 1991

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HarperCollins, 1991 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 120 pages
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A collection of Jewish traditional nursery tales from many different countries.

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User Review  - SDando - LibraryThing

This was a good compilation of Jewish folktales from many places. Some of the stories were very similar to other folktales I am familiar with, and some were brand new. I thought some of them were very unusual, to the point where I wasn't sure what the moral was. Read full review

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User Review  - Kristine Pratt - Goodreads

An enjoyable collection of folk tales I've never heard before. I've really enjoyed researching these things, and the illustrations in this book are an added bonus - beautiful to look at and very well done. Overall a fun book to read. :) Read full review

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About the author (1991)

Howard Schwartz's children's books have won the Aesop Award of the American Folklore Society, the National Jewish Book Award, and the Storytelling World Award. He lives in St. Louis, Missouri.
Kristina Swarner illustrates books and cards, and has paintings in numerous private collections. She lives in Chicago, Illinois.

URI SHULEVITZ received the Caldecott Medal for "The Fool of the World and the Flying Ship" by Arthur Ransome. He is the author and illustrator of numerous books, including two Caldecott Honor Books, "Snow" and "The Treasure," and, most recently, "So Sleepy Story," one of "Time" magazine's "7 Books Kids Will Love." He lives in New York City.