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The Brothers' Promise

4.2  ·  Rating Details ·  10 Ratings  ·  4 Reviews
A tale of unselfishness and love, based on a story from the Talmud. When Chayim dies, he leaves his rich farm to his two sons, making them promise to share the land and always take care of each other. All goes well until there is a terrible drought and no crops can grow. Josef worries about his brother, who has a family to feed, Yankel worries about his brother, who has no ...more
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published March 1st 1998 by Albert Whitman & Company
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Dec 04, 2012 Jessica rated it it was amazing
This is a lovely retelling of a classic Talmudic tale in which two brothers try to help each other through a drought. I am giving it five stars because I think the illustrations are above-average and this is the best retelling of this story that I can remember.
Another sweet story with a good lesson, but illustrations that didn't do it for me. Again, the colors are fantastic, but the people are a little too cartoony for me. Mostly I was just glad to find a Jewish story about siblings.
May 14, 2016 Kate rated it it was amazing
Few books have ever brought tears to my eyes, by this was one. Sweet tears of joy would be any parent's, who's children care about each other so much!
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