The Rooster Prince of Breslov (Hardcover)

By Ann Redisch Stampler, Eugene Yelchin (Illustrator)

Clarion Books, 9780618989744, 32pp.

Publication Date: September 13, 2010



This picture book brings a light touch and engaging silliness to the story of a prince who rejects the lavish luxury of his upbringing in favor of a life as . . . a rooster. The only person who can persuade the prince to reconsider is neither a doctor nor a magician but a wise teacher who is willing to become a rooster too. Told to the author by her grandmother, who brought it from Eastern Europe a century ago, this traditional tale is accompanied by strikingly witty and graceful illustrations that add their own folkloric flavor. Author's note.

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

Praise For The Rooster Prince of Breslov

"Her [Stampler] witty, dialogue-based storytelling nicely dramatizes such concepts as excess, sufficiency, and the relationship between learning compassion and attaining 'moral authority.'"--Horn Book

"Yelchin's self-satiric figures pitch exaggeratedly forward, the rooster postures comically extreme. Stampler' touching note demonstrates this layered tale' openness to multiple interpretations."--Kirkus, starred review