Jewish Fairy Tales and Legendsby Aunt Naomi
How the wise Rabbis of old took into account the necessities of the little ones, whose minds they understood so perfectly, is obvious from such legends as those dealing with boyish exploits of the great
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Gertrude Landa, fondly known as Aunt Naomi, wrote Jewish Fairy Tales and Legends in the early 1900's. Here is the preface to the book in her own words:
How the wise Rabbis of old took into account the necessities of the little ones, whose minds they understood so perfectly, is obvious from such legends as those dealing with boyish exploits of the great Biblical characters, Abraham, Moses, and David. These I have rewritten from the stories in the Talmud and Midrash in a manner suitable for the children of to-day.
I have ventured also beyond the confines of these two wonderful compilations. There is a wealth of delightful imagination in the legends and folk-lore of the Jews of a later period which is almost entirely unknown to children. I have drawn also on these sources for some of the stories here presented. My desire is to give boys and girls something Jewish which they may be able to regard as companion delights to the treasury of general fairy-lore and childish romance.
London, March, 1919.
Aunt Naomi shares with us such wonderful stories as The Beggar King, The Magic Palace, The Paradise in the Sea, The Fairy Frog, The Giant of the Flood, The Higgledy-Piggledy Palace and many more treasured tales.
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- NOOK Book
- File size:
- 1 MB
- Age Range:
- 3 - 5 Years
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