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Feb 01, 2002
| ISBN 9780881061185
| 6-9 years
Jul 26, 2011
| ISBN 9781607344650
| 6-9 years
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Feb 01, 2002 | ISBN 9780881061185 | 6-9 years
Jul 26, 2011 | ISBN 9781607344650 | 6-9 years
Young Aaron wants to learn how to speak to the chickens like his Zayde (grandfather). Zayde’s stories and his many books, with their mysterious worlds and their guarded secrets, fascinate Aaron. But always Aaron is too young to learn Yiddish. Zayde thinks that Aaron, and all the new generation of American Jews, should speak English and play baseball–just like all Americans do. When Zayde becomes very old and can no longer see well enough to read his precious books, Aaron decides it is time that Zayde teach him to speak to the chickens before it’s too late. This poignant tale about preserving a dying language and the memories of the people who spoke it is also an eloquent tale of America. The importance of heritage and culture, and of honoring the past while building a future, is instilled in young minds through this touching story.
Richard Michelson is a prize-winning poet whose work has been praised by Nobel laureate Elie Wiesel as “deeply moving.” His many children’s books include Ten Times Better, A Book of Flies: Real and Otherwise, and Animals That Ought to Be, all illustrated by… More about Richard Michelson
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