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In the Land of Happy Tears: Yiddish Tales for Modern Times

In the Land of Happy Tears: Yiddish Tales for Modern Times

collected and edited by David Stromberg

Edited by David Stromberg

Hardcover

$20.99
In the Land of Happy Tears: Yiddish Tales for Modern Times

About the Book

You don’t need to be Jewish to love Levy’s rye bread, nor do you need to read Yiddish to appreciate these wise tales. This engaging collection offers access to modern works—translated for the first time into English—for anyone who appreciates a well-told story rich with timeless wisdom.  Year-round book for families.

Product Details

On sale: September 18, 2018
Age: 10 and up
Grade: Grade 5 & Up
Page count: 192 Pages
ISBN: 9781524720346
Reading level: Lexile: 820L | Fountas/Pinnell: X

Author Bio

DAVID STROMBERG is a writer, translator, and literary scholar. His translations have appeared in the New Yorker, Los Angeles Review of Books, and Asymptote, and his fiction in Ambit, Chicago Literati, and the East Bay Review. He is the author of four collections of single-panel cartoons, including BADDIES, and a critical study, Narrative Faith. He lives in Jerusalem.

Praise

"18 Yiddish short stories . . . newly translated into English. These stories offer a window into this canon for non-Yiddish speakers. Appended with a fascinating glossary of 'untranslatables' and notes on the original authors." --Booklist Online

"The stories, seamlessly translated by a sizable team, are all a few pages in length and lend themselves to reading aloud and discussion. . . . Yiddishkeit that is entertaining, meaningful, and very much still relevant." --Kirkus Reviews