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The Wise Shoemaker of Studena

The Wise Shoemaker of Studena

by Syd Lieberman, Martin Lemelman
     
 
In a small village, deep in the mountains of Hungary, lives Yossi, a wise and gentle shoemaker who is very good at mending shoes, but even better at giving advice. When one of the country's richest merchants invites Yossi to his daughter's wedding to impress his family and friends, a muddy mishap gives Yossi a chance to teach an important lesson.

Overview

In a small village, deep in the mountains of Hungary, lives Yossi, a wise and gentle shoemaker who is very good at mending shoes, but even better at giving advice. When one of the country's richest merchants invites Yossi to his daughter's wedding to impress his family and friends, a muddy mishap gives Yossi a chance to teach an important lesson.

Editorial Reviews

Ellen Mandel
Renowned storyteller Lieberman spins an uproarious yet meaningful tale in his first picture book. Although Yossi is a fine shoemaker, people also come to his shop in a tiny Hungarian village seeking his sage advice. So respected is Yossi's wisdom that Samuel, a wealthy merchant, invites the humble shoemaker to his daughter's wedding. But when Yossi arrives at the wedding in his worn and accidentally soiled clothes, Samuel mistakes him for a beggar and rudely shows him out. However, with the assistance of another wealthy man, Yossi returns to the wedding dressed in the very finest. This time Samuel welcomes Yossi but becomes horrified by the shoemaker's behavior: he smears sauerkraut on his sleeve and smashes apple strudel against his silk shirt, outrageous actions intended to teach Samuel a much-needed lesson about judging people by their appearance. Lemelman's luminously colored art has a TV-animation slickness that will appeal to children. A hilarious, well-told tale for reading aloud or sharing one-on-one.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780827605091
Publisher:
Jewish Publication Society
Publication date:
03/01/1994
Edition description:
1st ed
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
8.35(w) x 10.29(h) x 0.44(d)
Age Range:
10 - 13 Years

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