HOW YUSSEL CAUGHT THE GEFILTE FISH by Charlotte Herman

HOW YUSSEL CAUGHT THE GEFILTE FISH

A Shabbos Story
Age Range: 4 - 7
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KIRKUS REVIEW

This lovely story of tradition and family security has moments both gentle and funny, and a recipe for the main dish. Yussel loves Shabbos. On that day of peace, his parents don’t work and they all visit with friends and relatives or go to the park. Yussel’s favorite part is the meal of special round balls of gefilte fish. Every week, Papa rises early to catch the strange fish, and every week, Yussel yearns to go with him. One morning, Yussel’s wish comes true. Through a tender day at the lake with Papa, Yussel learns exactly what a gefilte fish is. His trip and his ultimate contributions to the family ritual are enhanced by Krenina’s fanciful illustrations; these evoke both the excitement of landing the fish and the warm gathering of family that night at sunset. (glossary) (Picture book. 4-7)

Pub Date: March 1st, 1999
ISBN: 0-525-45449-7
Page count: 32pp
Publisher: Dutton
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Jan. 1st, 1999