The Way Meat Loves Salt: A Cinderella Tale from the Jewish Tradition (Hardcover)

A Cinderella Tale from the Jewish Tradition

By Nina Jaffe, Louise August (Illustrator)

Henry Holt and Co. (BYR), 9780805043846, 32pp.

Publication Date: September 1, 1998



Many years ago in Poland, there lived a rabbi who had a wife and three daughters. One day, the rabbi asks his children a powerful question: "How much do you love me?" His older daughters profess their love in gold and diamonds, but his youngest daughter, Mireleh, declares she loves her father the way meat loves salt. For this remark, she is banished from her father's home.

In this flavorful Jewish Cinderella tale, Mireleh's courageous journey is peppered with a perfect blend of magic and romance, leading to a reconciliation with her beloved father. Lavishly illustrated in Louise August's bold linocuts, The Way Meat Loves Salt will make a wonderful gift for the Jewish holidays.

About the Author

Nina Jaffe is the award-winning author of "While Standing on One Foot: Puzzle Stories" and "Wisdom Tales from the Jewish Tradition," co-authored with Steve Zeitlin, as well as "A Voice for the People: A Biography of Harold Courlander" (both Holt). She lives in New York City with her family.

Louise August illustrated "In the Month of Kislev: A Story of Hanukkah" by Nina Jaffe, which was a Book-of-the-Month Club selection. A painter, printmaker, and muralist, Ms. August lives in New York City.