By Richard Ungar
(Tundra Books, Hardcover, 9780887766787, 32pp.)
Publication Date: August 24, 2004
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The citizens of Chelm have always had a reputation for foolishness. How can they convince people otherwise and show outsiders their true wisdom? Surely the answer lies in the great city of Warsaw. They will send a delegation to the capital to find a solution.
Young Rachel is an unexpected addition to the group, but as always, she is the one with the answer. The clue to wisdom lies in books. What Chelm needs is a library. In her own creative fashion, Rachel finds a way to build a village library – different from any library you can imagine.
Rachel Captures the Moon and Rachel’s Gift have introduced the endearing village of Chelm – always quirky and always full of surprises.
Richard Ungar balances the worlds of law and art. A practicing lawyer by profession, he devotes his leisure hours to painting. He has studied painting at The Ontario College of Art and Design. He also took a five month sabbatical to study in France and at the Jerusalem School of Fine Art. His work can be found in corporate and private collections in Ontario and in private collections in New York, British Columbia, and Israel. Richard Ungar lives with his wife and two sons in Toronto. Visit his website at: www.geocities.com/ungart2001/.
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