"A Hebrew legend told with simplicity and spirit. . .To rescue Tobias the scribe from poverty, Elijah, a messenger from God, sells himself as a slave in the marketplace, giving the money to Tobias. . .The illustrations in this stunning picture book are a feast for the eyes." —Booklist
- Publisher's Weekly
Singer's story of a scribe and the heaven-sent messenger who rescues him from poverty is glowingly illustrated in a style reminiscent of medieval art. Ages 3-up. June
The great voice of the Yiddish-language tradition in modern Jewish literature, Isaac Bashevis Singer is best known for short stories (think "Yentl") with deeply Jewish roots yet universal appeal.
Isaac Bashevis Singer emigrated to New York from Poland in 1935 and found work with the Jewish Daily Forward. Author of many novels, collections of short stories, and books for children, he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1978.