Shlemiel Crooks (Hardcover)

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Anna Olswanger
Paula Goodman Koz
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In the middle of the night on a Thursday, two crooks--onions should grow in their navels--drove their horse and wagon to the saloon of Reb Elias Olschwanger, at the corner of 14th and Carr streets in St. Louis. This didn't happen yesterday. It was 1919. So begins Anna Olswanger's imaginative and charming folktale based on the Yiddish community of her grandparents in the early 20th century. In original and engaging storytelling, Shlemiel Crooks brings to life the theft (and recovery) of the community's passover wine, and gives readers of all ages and of whatever religious persuasion a close look at the customs and speech patterns of a significant immigrant group.

Product details
Publisher : JuneBug Books; Illustrated edition (May 1, 2005)
Language: : English
Hardcover : 36 pages
ISBN-10 : 158838165X
ISBN-13 : 978-1588381651
Reading age : 7 - 10 years
Grade level : 2 - 4
Item Weight : 14.9 ounces
Dimensions : 8.86 x 0.34 x 10.66 inches