46th out of 71 books — 47 voters
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The Brothers' Promise
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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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.
Sep 26, 2011 Mary rated it it was ok
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.