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An Association of Jewish Librarians Best of the Bunch Book

Known for his ability to evoke the rich imagery of the Bible and ancient Israel, Nobel Laureate S. Y. Agnon created a witty poem for each letter of the Hebrew alphabet. Imaginative illustrations and dual-language Hebrew-English text make Agnon’s Alef Bet a much-treasured collection.
Hardcover, 72 pages
Published April 1st 1998 by The Jewish Publication Society (first published February 1998)
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aka Shmuel Yosef Agnon or Shai Agnon

Awarded the 1966 Nobel Prize in Literature "for his profoundly characteristic narrative art with motifs from the life of the Jewish people." (Award shared with Nelly Sachs.) He died in Jerusalem, Israel.
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