At the age of 3, Zishe was lifting a nine-pound hammer in his father's blacksmith shop. By the age of eleven, there was not a bar he couldn't bend or a chain he could not snap.
This is the unusual story of Zishe, a poor Polish Jew, who became the featured Strongman of circuses throughout the world. Based on the true story of Zishe of Lodz.
About the Author
Robert Rubinstein is a storyteller, author, and middle school teacher. He has performed in many venues nationwide, and traveled with 41 storytellers from across the country to China. He is the creator and director of the Troupe of Tellers from Roosevelt Middle School, and has produced and directed Eugene's Multi-Cultural Storytelling Festival for over 20 years. He lives in Eugene, OR.
As a child, Woody Miller spent many hours at the "timeout" table in the kitchen corner, after cutting the phone cord to get mom's attention (yes, phones used to have cords). Lucky for him, there were paper and crayons to help pass the time, and he usually continued drawing long after time out was over. Years later, Woody still spends time coloring and painting. He lives in the Bay Area with his wife and two black cats.