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Inhaltsangabe: Book by Larson, Eric, Kantor, Herman I.
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YA-Aided by a fertile imagination and a sure feeling for 19th-century Eastern European culture, Kantor has woven a rich tapestry of folklore depicting Jewish life in the village of Orsha, the actual home of a rabbi ancestor. Sixteen engaging stories mirror the people's daily struggle to maintain a religious/cultural identity in oppressive, anti-Semitic, czarist Russia. Some episodes deal with light themes, e.g., two bickering neighbors in conflict over a constantly escaping rooster need the rabbi to suggest a higher fence. In another vividly told tale, a spontaneous gypsy wedding leads to greater understanding between vastly different people. Other less-humorous accounts confront the misery often caused by customs such as arranged marriages. One misguided union results in an unpunished murder. Invented Yiddish and Russian names lend an authentic tone (and help to mitigate the occasional anchronism or lapse into colloquial English); primitive black-and-white illustrations enhance the text. The only real drawback of Kantor's commendable work is its dependence on a generous sprinkling of Hebraic and Yiddish terms. Also, understanding a few of the plots requires an adult level of sophistication. Succeeding in its attempt to preserve the cultural legacy of a rich tradition, however, The Miraculous Milk Cow is a good choice for both school and public libraries.-Sue A. Norkeliunas, Arlington Senior High School, LaGrangeville, NY
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Buchbeschreibung Fithian Press, 1994. Paperback. Buchzustand: New. book. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 1564740951
Buchbeschreibung Fithian Press, California, 1994. Soft cover. Buchzustand: Very Good. No Jacket. Jan Golden (illustrator). Paperback 8 1/2" tall. Inscription by author's daughter on 1/2 Title Page. Corners have wear. Signed by Family Member/Contri. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 003495