The Wooden Sword

A Jewish Folktale from Afghanistan

By Ann Redisch Stampler; Carol Liddiment (Illustrator)
(Albert Whitman & Company, Hardcover, 9780807592014, 32pp.)

Publication Date: March 2012

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Description
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.



About the Author
Ann Redisch Stampler is an author and folklorist who has written several picture books based on Jewish folklore. She lives in Los Angeles. Eugene Yelchin is a Russian-born painter and illustrator. The Rooster Prince of Breslov is his first project for Clarion Books. He lives in California with his family. His web site is www.eugeneyelchinbooks.com.

Carol Liddiment lives in England, in the Suffolk countryside with her two sons. As a child she spent much of her time riding horses and adopting wild animals! Now she spends her time illustrating books for children.
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