Shlemazel and the remarkable spoon of Pohost /

A retelling of an Eastern European tale in which Shlemazel, the laziest man in town, is tricked into believing that the lucky spoon given to him by a neighbor will bring him fortune and fame, if it is used in the right way.

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Main Author: Stampler, Ann Redisch.
Other Authors: Cohen, Jacqueline M. (Illustrator)
Format: Book
Language:English
Published:New York : Clarion Books, c2006.
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Main Author:Stampler, Ann Redisch.
Summary:A retelling of an Eastern European tale in which Shlemazel, the laziest man in town, is tricked into believing that the lucky spoon given to him by a neighbor will bring him fortune and fame, if it is used in the right way.

Lazy Shlemazel is convinced he has no luck.But Moshke the tinker promises him that his luck will change if he sets to work using the 'amazing, remarkable spoon of Pohost.' Shlemazel gets busy-tilling the poretz's field, helping the miller, and baking cakes with pretty Chaya Massel.Although 'luck' remains elusive, what Shlemazel does find is even better.Lively Chagall-like illustrations capture the spirit of this traditional Jewish tale, a funny and thought-provoking look at how we make our own luck.Author's note, glossary.

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Physical Description:39 p. : col. ill. ; 29 cm.
ISBN:0618369597
9780618369591
Author Notes:

Ann Redisch Stampler based her two books for Clarion on stories from her grandmother, who was born in Belarus and moved to the United States as a young girl. Ms. Stampler lives in Los Angeles, California, with her husband and children.

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