Dybbuk: A Version

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Holiday House, 2005 - Juvenile Fiction - 64 pages
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In this compelling retelling of one of the best-known stories of the Kabbalah, a promise broken comes back to haunt the richest man in town. From the moment Sender's daughter, Leah, meets Konin, a poor scholar, the two fall madly in love. Though he only wants the best for his daughter, Sender turns his back on a sacred pact made long before and promises Leah to a wealthy suitor. Konin soon dies of a broken heart but vows revenge for the injustice. When Konin's ghost returns on Leah's wedding day, he possesses the body of his destined bride and refuses to leave,no matter the cost. In Barbara Rogasky's impassioned version of this Jewish legend, featuring dramatic and evocative illustrations by Leonard Everett Fisher, love truly does conquer all.

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User Review  - raizel - LibraryThing

A retelling of the play by S. Ansky, which I started; reading a play is not the best way to appreciate it. I assume that this book is the bare bones of the story. Two people are meant to be together ... Read full review

DYBBUK: A Version

User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

From Jewish folklore comes this tale of a restless spirit that enters the body of a living being. Wealthy Sender wants the best for his daughter, Leah, and arranges a marriage with a rich man. When ... Read full review

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Barbara Rogasky's "Smoke and Ashes: The Story of the Holocaust" was called "an outstanding resource" in a Booklist starred review. She lives in Vermont.

Leonard Everett Fisher is a well-known and prolific author and illustrator of children's books. He has also written for adults and created illustrations for magazines. In addition, Fisher was dean of the Whitney School of Art and a visiting professor at a number of schools. Fisher was born in 1927 in the Bronx, New York, and started to draw as a small child. After graduating from high school, he studied at Brooklyn College and then entered the army where he worked with a mapmaker. He holds a B.F.A. and a M.F.A. from Yale University. The first book that Fisher illustrated was The Exploits of Xenophon, written by Geoffrey Household and published in 1955. Fisher then illustrated and wrote numerous books himself. He is well known for the Colonial Americans series, for the Nineteenth-Century America series for young adults, and for many other nonfiction works. He has written two works for adults-Masterpieces of American Painting (1985) and Remington and Russell (1986).

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