The Wooden Sword

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The Wooden Sword

A Jewish Folktale from Afghanistan

By Ann Redisch Stampler; Carol Liddiment (Illustrator)

Albert Whitman & Company, Hardcover, 9780807592014, 32pp.

Publication Date: March 1, 2012

Disguised in servant's clothes, an Afghani shah slips out of his palace to learn more about his people. When he encounters a poor Jewish shoemaker full of faith that everything will turn out just as it should, the shah grows curious. Vowing that no harm will befall the poor man, he decides to test that faith, only to find that the shoemaker's cheerful optimism cannot be shaken. Illustrations.