Bone Button Borscht

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Kids Can Press, 1995 - Juvenile Fiction - 32 pages
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On a dark winter's night, a poor beggar arrives in town and wanders from house to house seeking food and shelter. But the townspeople--who don't think they have anything to give--prove tobe as cold as wheather. Even the caretaker in the synagogue turns him away. Undaunted, the beggar removes five bone buttons from his threadbare coat and announces that he can make a delicious soup--enough to feed the whole town--with just one more button.

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A little beggar arrives in a poor village and with his magic bone buttons brings the town to witness the making of Bone Button Borscht. This is a beautifully done picture book. The pictures, though ... Read full review

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This book provides a lesson, within a story. The lesson is that by sharing, everyone gains. That's a good lesson to learn. The picturtes have a mysterious look to them, which adds to the flavour of ... Read full review

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Aubrey Davis is a Toronto author and storyteller. He likes to tell and write puzzling, often funny tales that make people think. His last book, Bagels from Benny, has won the Canadian Jewish Book Award (children's literature) and the Sydney Taylor Award from the Association of Jewish Libraries.

Dusan Petric is an award-winning children's book designer and illustrator whose books include The Enormous Potato and Lickety-Split. He lives in Toronto, Ontario.

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