Elijah's Violin and Other Jewish Fairy Tales

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This collection of thirty-six Jewish fairy tales includes Hasidic tales of spiritual magic, legends of the wonder-working Rabbi Adam, and Jewish versions of Rapunzel, Cinderella, and the Golden Bird

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Howard Schartz is Professor of English Literature at the University of Missouri, St. Louis. He is the author of Lilian's Cave and Miriam's Tambourine.

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"Good stories deserve retelling, and Scwartz tells them beautifully."--Jewish Chronicle

"Schwartz supplies a concise introduction and retells the stories in a plain and simple prose which serves them well. An exotic and varied collection, intriguingly illustrated by Linda Heller."--The Sunday Times (London)

"A fresh treasury--rediscovered and retold--of wonderful old tales new to English-speaking lovers of the ancient, the enthralling, the marvelous, the delightful, kings, emperors, witches, beggars, demons, princesses, dragons; but also Jews and rabbis and Sabbaths and sacral study....I rejoice
in the splendor--imagination's bliss--of Howard Schartz's collection."--Cynthia Ozick

"Superb....Brimming with color and design....A treasure for all generations."--Peter Schram, The Melton Journal

"Exotic enchantment and timeless truth."--Jewish Journal

"In this era of 'realistic' children's literature, a new collection of fairy tales is to be celebrated. All [the stories] are timeless in their appeal to that part of us that seeks another world than the one we inhabit daily. Linda Heller's illustrations are the perfect accompaniment and will
have most children (and adults) flipping pages ahead to 'get the story with the pictures.'"--St. Louis Post-Dispatch

"[These] are stories told by a gifted writer and poet to be read and savored, and to provide inspiration for other storytellers....Schwartz has given a new and powerful expression to the ancient voice of the traditional Jewish storyteller, a voice which deserves to be heard--and indeed needs
to be heard--in our generation."--The Sagarin Review (The St. Louis Jewish Literary Journal)

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