Rabbi Harvey vs. the Wisdom Kid

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Rabbi Harvey vs. the Wisdom Kid

A Graphic Novel of Dueling Jewish Folktales in the Wild West

By Steve Sheinkin

Jewish Lights Publishing, Paperback, 9781580234221, 135pp.

Publication Date: February 1, 2010


Rabbi Harvey's First Book-Length Adventure and Toughest Challenge

In his colorful career on the Rocky Mountain frontier, Rabbi Harvey has matched wits with a variety of villains most notably the sweet-faced "Bad Bubbe" Bloom, and the self-proclaimed genius Big Milt Wasserman. In this exciting new volume, these two formidable foes team up to try to rid the West of Rabbi Harvey once and for all. The key to their evil scheme: Bad Bubbe's darling son, Rabbi Wisdom Kid Rubin, newly arrived from back East. He's young. He's clever. He's eager to take Harvey's place. But is he fast enough on the draw the wisdom draw, that is to take the town from Rabbi Harvey?

The hilarious, action-packed plot draws on classic Jewish folktales, Talmudic teachings and the timeless wisdom of the wise men of Chelm. As always, Rabbi Harvey protects his town and delivers justice, wielding only the weapons of wisdom, wit and a bit of trickery. He also gets a bit of help from Abigail, the town's quick-thinking school teacher a woman, it appears, who just may have captured his heart.

About the Author
Steve Sheinkin is the award-winning author of fast-paced, cinematic histories for young readers. His work is widely acclaimed. "The Port Chicago 50: Disaster, Mutiny, and the Fight for Civil Rights "received the 2014 "Boston Globe-Horn Book" Award for Nonfiction and was a National Book Award finalist. "The Notorious Benedict Arnold" won the YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults and the Boston Globe/Horn Book Award for nonfiction. His exploration of the atomic bomb, "Bomb: The Race to Build-and Steal-The World's Most Dangerous Weapon" was a Newbery Honor Book, National Book Award finalist, and winner of the Sibert Award as well as the YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults. Sheinkin's most recent work, "Most Dangerous: Daniel Ellsberg and the Secret History of the Vietnam War", delves into the political intrigue of the Pentagon Papers. He lives in Saratoga Springs, NY.