The Apple Tree's Discovery

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A little apple tree in a forest of oaks begs God for stars like those glimmering on the branches of the great oak trees beside her. As the seasons pass, she learns to appreciate her own gifts and realizes that it’s possible to find a star in each of us.

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A familiar "star inside the apple" story is reworked to include the themes of self-worth and confidence, couched in a divine message.Surrounded by large oaks, a lonely little apple tree looks up and ... Read full review

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About the author (2012)

Peninnah Schram is a storyteller, teacher, author, a recording artist, and a professor at Stern College of Yeshiva University. She is the author of many books of Jewish folktales and has recorded a CD of folktales, The Minstrel and the Storyteller. She has received many awards for her work including the Covenant Award for Outstanding Jewish Educator, The Circle of Excellence Award, and the National Storytellers Network Lifetime Achievement Award.

Rachayl Eckstein Davis is a storyteller, creative dramatist and educator. She received her BA in Education from Stern College where she was Peninnah Schram's first student in a Storytelling program conducted at the 92nd Street Y. She received her MA in Educational Theater from New York University. Rachayl taught pre-school, ran a Hebrew Library program, directed dramatic productions in a Yeshiva high school, and for many years was a mainstay on the educational staff at Camp Morasha. She and her husband Hillel are planning to make aliya to live in Jerusalem in Fall, 2011.

Wendy Lee is a freelance illustrator based in Queens, New York. She has a B.F.A from Fashion Institute of Technology. She creates her cute and whimsical illustrations in watercolor.

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