My Grandmother's Stories: A Collection of Jewish Folk Tales
Adele Geras. Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers, $19.95 (96pp) ISBN 978-0-375-82285-8
In addition to the titles for the Jewish holidays reviewed above, a treat is in store for readers of all faiths with the reissue of Adele Geras's My Grandmother's Stories: A Collection of Jewish Folk Tales. The 1990 text is newly re-illustrated with gorgeous, glowing paintings by Anita Lobel. The art, on full pages as well as sprinkled throughout the text, evokes a folkloric Old World, where judicious (if tricky) rabbis restore order, an angel in the guise of a peddler escorts a nagging mother-in-law to a Market of Miseries, and weddings unite not just man to woman but past to present.
Reviewed on: 08/01/2003
Hardcover - 96 pages - 978-0-679-80910-4
Hardcover - 96 pages - 978-0-679-90910-1
Library Binding - 87 pages - 978-0-375-92285-5