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The Barefoot Book of Jewish Tales / Barefoot Books
The Barefoot Book of Jewish Tales / Barefoot Books
The Barefoot Book of Jewish Tales / Barefoot Books
The Barefoot Book of Jewish Tales / Barefoot Books

The Barefoot Book of Jewish Tales
Written by Shoshana Boyd Gelfand
US / UK Publisher: Barefoot Books
Hardcover ISBN: 978-1-84686-884-9
Year of publication: 2013
80 pages

 

Awards & Selections

  • The 2014 Sydney Taylor Book Awards: Notable Books for Older Readers

 

Reviews

“There is a considerably lighter feel to the equally handsome but thematically jollier pages of “The Barefoot Book of Jewish Tales”, written by Shoshana Boyd Gelfand, an English rabbi. Here, eight stories drawn from sources that range from the Bible to 19th-century Poland are told in eventful, stand-alone chapters that make for excellent reading aloud to children ages 6 and older … Amanda Hall’s inviting illustrations of rabbis, palaces, fruits and challah loaves have such soft edges and delicious colors that they might be made of marzipan.”

Wall Street Journal / Meghan Gurdon

 

“Judaism’s long tradition of teaching through storytelling is affirmed in these eight tales … each tale’s tenor is individually enhanced through intrinsic borders and paintings …
A lovely collection that will inspire both discussion and contemplation.”
— Kirkus Review

 

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The Barefoot Book of Jewish Tales / Barefoot Books
The Barefoot Book of Jewish Tales / Barefoot Books
The Barefoot Book of Jewish Tales / Barefoot Books
The Barefoot Book of Jewish Tales / Barefoot Books
The Barefoot Book of Jewish Tales / Barefoot Books
The Barefoot Book of Jewish Tales / Barefoot Books