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published: Sep 2007
pages: 32
ISBN:9781551438634
publisher: Orca Book Publishers

A Sack Full of Feathers

by Debby Waldman, illustrated by Cindy Revell

tagged: jewish, country & ethnic, values & virtues
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list price: $9.95
edition:Paperback
also available: Hardcover Audiobook eBook
published: Sep 2007
pages: 32
ISBN:9781551438634
publisher: Orca Book Publishers
Description

Yankel loves to tell stories, as long as they are someone else's. He does not see the hurt that his stories cause, the way they spread and change. Then the rabbi hands him a bag of feathers and tells him to place one on every doorstep in the village. Yankel is changed by what happens and finds himself with his best story yet, one of his very own.

About the Authors
Debby Waldman is the author of a number of children's books including A Sack Full of Feathers and Miriam’s Secret and has written for publications including People, Publishers Weekly, Sports Illustrated and Sports Illustrated for Kids. An educator, she has taught writing and journalism at Cornell University, Ithaca College, St. Lawrence University and Grant MacEwan University. Since 2011 she has been a writing advisor at the Academic Success Centre at the University of Alberta. She lives in Edmonton.
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Cindy Revell’s illustrations have been used on billboards and wine bottles, and in magazines and numerous children’s books all over North America. She has worked with clients like Disney, Penguin Putnam, the L.A. Times and Scholastic. Her illustration of Mallory and the Power Boy (Annick Press) was nominated for a Governor General’s Literary Award for children’s book illustration. She lives in Edmonton.

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Recommended Age and Grade
Age:
3 to 5
Grade:
p to k
Awards
  • Short-listed, SYRCA Shining Willow nominee
  • Short-listed, R. Ross Annett Award nominee
  • Commended, CCBC Our Choice
  • Short-listed, CLA Amelia Frances Howard-Gibbon Illustrator's Award nominee
  • Short-listed, Blue Spruce nominee
  • Commended, PJ Library Selection
Editorial Reviews

"The fun in this retelling of a Jewish folktale is not in the lesson, but in the setting, the people, and the stories they tell."

— Booklist

"A valuable addition to any library, this book is highly recommended to people of all ages and walks of life."

— Multicultural Review

"Waldman uses rich language which brings life to the story…Children will enjoy this story as a read-aloud."

— CM Magazine

"The paintings are colorful and joyous, indicative of the joy of the 'old country'...This tale sticks with the familiar format of other Jewish folktales, with a lesson that even young children can understand."

— Jewish Book World

"A wonderfully illustrated book...The art warmly underlines the plot...Refreshing."

— Jewish Book World

"Its moral and drawings are first class.

— The Jewish Independent

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