Schlemiel Comes to America Trade Book (Hardcover)

Written By Jane Yolen
Illustrated by Óscar T. Perez
Critically Reviewed
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  1. Hardcover
    Price $14.95
Written By Jane Yolen
Illustrated by Óscar T. Perez
Critically Reviewed
Award Winner

In this twist on the classic Jewish stories, Schlemiel lives in the famous town of Chelm, known as "the place of fools." When one day he embarks on a journey to America, he has no idea the people and adventures he will encounter. But what he quickly learns is that "not all the fools in the world live in Chelm."

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In this twist on the classic Jewish stories, Schlemiel lives in the famous town of Chelm, known as "the place of fools." When one day he embarks on a journey to America, he has no idea the people and adventures he will encounter. But what he quickly learns is that "not all the fools in the world live in Chelm."

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Schlemiel Comes to America Trade Book (Hardcover)

Written By Jane Yolen
Illustrated by Óscar T. Perez
Written By Jane Yolen
Illustrated by Óscar T. Perez
Critically Reviewed
Critically Reviewed
Award Winner
Award Winner

In this twist on the classic Jewish stories, Schlemiel lives in the famous town of Chelm, known as "the place of fools." When one day he embarks on a journey to America, he has no idea the people and adventures he will encounter. But what he quickly learns is that "not all the fools in the world live in Chelm."

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In this twist on the classic Jewish stories, Schlemiel lives in the famous town of Chelm, known as "the place of fools." When one day he embarks on a journey to America, he has no idea the people and adventures he will encounter. But what he quickly learns is that "not all the fools in the world live in Chelm."

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In this twist on the classic Jewish stories, Schlemiel lives in the famous town of Chelm, known as "the place of fools." When one day he embarks on a journey to America, he has no idea the people and adventures he will encounter. But what he quickly learns is that "not all the fools in the world live in Chelm."

  1. Hardcover
    Price $14.95
SKU WW-NL6149
ISBN 9781478876113
Series Reycraft Books
SKU WW-NL6149
ISBN 9781478876113
Series Reycraft Books
Lexile level 610L
Language English
Theme Culture, Narrative Fiction
BISAC Subject Headings Juvenile Fiction / Religious / Jewish
Juvenile Fiction / Fairy Tales & Folklore / Adaptations
Juvenile Fiction / Social Issues / New Experience
Juvenile Fiction / Religious / Jewish
Juvenile Fiction / Fairy Tales & Folklore / Adaptations
Juvenile Fiction / Social Issues / New Experience
Price $14.95
Awards

School Library Journal Best Fairy Tales, Folk Tales, and Religious Tales of 2023

Author & Illustrator

Jane Yolen

Jane Yolen is a Jewish, but not very religious writer, although she minored in World Religions at college. She read the holy books of all the great religions and what she loved most were the stories, many of which she has retold over the years.


In her long career as a writer, having over 400 books published, her first came out when she was 24 years old, and she is now 83. This book is number 415. But who’s counting?). She has written around 30 books that have strong Jewish content. But good stories are fun to read, whatever culture they spring from.

Oscar T. Perez

Oscar T. Perez was born in Valladolid, Spain, and has worked in many jobs related to the creation of images, such as illustrating children's books. Some of his books have been translated and published in France, South Korea, Brazil, Canada, China, Poland, and elsewhere. Nowadays, he is busy working on exciting new projects and books—some coming your way soon!

Reviews

 “In the afterword, Yolen talks more about Chelm (and about human nature) and defines the word schlemiel as “a bungler or fool who usually falls victim to someone else’s tricks”—although our very own Schlemiel is the wisest of the wise. The world needs more people like him.” - Jewish Book Council

In this twist on the classic Jewish stories, Schlemiel lives in the famous town of Chelm, known as "the place of fools." When one day he embarks on a journey to America, he has no idea the people and adventures he will encounter. But what he quickly learns is that "not all the fools in the world live in Chelm."

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SKU WW-NL6149
ISBN 9781478876113
Series Reycraft Books
Lexile level 610L
Language English
Theme Culture, Narrative F Culture, Narrative Fiction
Juvenile Fiction / R Juvenile Fiction / Religious / Jewish
Juvenile Fiction / Fairy Tales & Folklore / Adaptations
Juvenile Fiction / Social Issues / New Experience
Full Description

In this twist on the classic Jewish stories, Schlemiel lives in the famous town of Chelm, known as "the place of fools." When one day he embarks on a journey to America, he has no idea the people and adventures he will encounter. But what he quickly learns is that "not all the fools in the world live in Chelm."

Author & Illustrator

Jane Yolen

Jane Yolen is a Jewish, but not very religious writer, although she minored in World Religions at college. She read the holy books of all the great religions and what she loved most were the stories, many of which she has retold over the years.


In her long career as a writer, having over 400 books published, her first came out when she was 24 years old, and she is now 83. This book is number 415. But who’s counting?). She has written around 30 books that have strong Jewish content. But good stories are fun to read, whatever culture they spring from.

Oscar T. Perez

Oscar T. Perez was born in Valladolid, Spain, and has worked in many jobs related to the creation of images, such as illustrating children's books. Some of his books have been translated and published in France, South Korea, Brazil, Canada, China, Poland, and elsewhere. Nowadays, he is busy working on exciting new projects and books—some coming your way soon!

Awards

School Library Journal Best Fairy Tales, Folk Tales, and Religious Tales of 2023

Reviews

 “In the afterword, Yolen talks more about Chelm (and about human nature) and defines the word schlemiel as “a bungler or fool who usually falls victim to someone else’s tricks”—although our very own Schlemiel is the wisest of the wise. The world needs more people like him.” - Jewish Book Council

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