THE UNINVITED GUEST by Nina Jaffe

THE UNINVITED GUEST

And Other Jewish Holiday Tales
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Age Range: 6 & up

KIRKUS REVIEW

 Seven stories for different Jewish holidays, with brief explanations of some of their rituals. Selections range from the folkloric to a retelling of Yiddish writer I. L. Peretz's Yom Kippur story, ``Miracles on the Sea,'' with an original tale by Jaffe and another based on ancient rabbinical writings thrown in. This handsome collection features watercolor illustrations that nicely reflect the different moods here with art in different styles, at times reminiscent of Marc Chagall--and of Brian Wildsmith. The title piece (a composite of themes from several sources) is especially poignant and sweetly told. Though the stories aren't of equal caliber, this should be particularly useful for libraries with a strong Judaica interest. Notes on sources; glossary; bibliography; recommended reading list. (Folklore. 6+)

Pub Date: Oct. 1st, 1993
ISBN: 0-590-44653-3
Page count: 80pp
Publisher: Scholastic
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Sept. 15th, 1993




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