The Seven Good Years And Other Stories of I.L. Peretz

By: I.L. Peretz, illustrated by Deborah Kogan, Translated and Adapted by Esther Hautzig

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Book Details: 7" x 9", 96 pages, Paperback, Jewish Publication Society


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Ten stories by a master of Yiddish literature, charmingly retold and illustrated. Readers of all ages will be charmed by Hautzig's skillful and sensitive translations of I. L. Peretz's tales from Eastern Europe. Peretz, considered one of the greatest writers of modern Yiddish literature, wrote of the magical quality of kindness and the bitter fruits of blind faith. The charming stories and evocative drawings make this collection a timeless treasure that will delight children and adults alike.

Title: The Seven Good Years And Other Stories of I.L. Peretz

Author: I.L. Peretz, illustrated by Deborah Kogan, Translated and Adapted by Esther Hautzig

Categories: Jewish,

Publisher: Jewish Publication Society:

ISBN Number: 0827607717

ISBN Number 13: 9780827607712

Binding: Paperback

Book Details: 7" x 9", 96 pages, Paperback, Jewish Publication Society

Seller ID: 607717

Description: Ten stories by a master of Yiddish literature, charmingly retold and illustrated.
Readers of all ages will be charmed by Hautzig's skillful and sensitive translations of I.L. Peretz's tales from Eastern Europe. Peretz, considered one of the greatest writers of modern Yiddish literature, wrote of the magical quality of kindness and the bitter fruits of blind faith.
First published by JPS in 1984, this book is now being reissued after many years out of print. The charming stories and evocative drawings make this collection a treasure that will delight all ages.

About Author
I.L. Peretz, 1859–1915, captured the essence of Eastern European Jewish life in his writings. Born in Poland in 1859, he eventually settled in Warsaw and became a leader of the movement within the Jewish community to establish and develop Yiddish as a modern, secular, literary language. His early work was written in Hebrew and most of his later work in Yiddish. All of his writings are imbued with a warm understanding of Jewish life.
Esther Hautzig was born in Vilna and was deported with her family to Siberia, where she lived for five years. In 1947 she immigrated to the United States. She worked for many years in publishing and in the promotion of children's books, while writing books of her own. Since 1990 she has been a full-time writer as well as a volunteer for the New York Public Library and the New York City School Volunteer Program.

Reviews
A Parent's Choice Remarkable Book for Literature

A 2005 Storytelling World Award Winner

"These captivating tales will introduce ... readers to the magic of one of the fathers of Yiddish literature." - Village Voice
7" x 9", 96 pages, Paperback, Jewish Publication Society