My grandmother's stories: a collection of Jewish folk tales

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Alfred A. Knopf, Aug 26, 2003 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 87 pages
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“Like all good stories in the Yiddish tradition, the pleasure of Geras’ collection comes as much from the telling as from what happens. These are stories within stories: the narrator remembers herself as a young child hearing them from her grandmother, as they cooked, hung up laundry, prepared for the Sabbath, or cleaned house for Passover. This framing of the stories emphasizes their continuing pleasure across generations; and customs, idioms, traditions, even recipes that the Jews brought with them from Eastern Europe are an unobtrusive part of the telling.”
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My daughter really enjoyed reading this book. After the first story she told me, "that was a really learning story."

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Anita Lobel, illustrator of many award-winning picture books, spent her childhood hiding from the Nazis in Poland.

Adèle Geras, author of the critically acclaimed Troy, was born in Jerusalem.

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