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Sholom's Treasure: How Sholom Aleichem Became a Writer

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The boy whose stories became Fiddler on the Roof

Sholom Aleichem's favorite childhood memory may have been listening as his father read stories aloud on Saturday nights and a roomful of adults burst out laughing. Sholom wanted to make people laugh, too. At school he became the class clown. At home he imitated even his pious grandmother. But Sholom was also thoughtful. In Ru
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Hardcover, 40 pages
Published March 11th 2005 by Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
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Kindra
Jun 25, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Audience: 2nd-6th grade, boys especially
Appeal: book is about boy who is made fun of and turns out to be writer. takes bad circumstances and makes them into good ones.
Award: Sydney Taylor award, 2006
Gila
Sep 28, 2017 rated it it was amazing
beautifully illustrated book about the childhood of famous Yiddish author Sholom Aleichem
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The childhood of celebrated Jewish author Sholom Aleichem, whose writings inspired Fiddler on the Roof, was marred by the death of his mother, poor economic conditions, and his loving father’s remarriage to a hateful woman. Sholom found solace and power in making others laugh, a gift that helped him pen more than 6,000 essays, plays, and novels in his lifetime. Silverman relays the story with touches of sadness, playfulness, and hope. Gerstein’s ink-and-watercolor illustrations are an excellent ...more
Kristine Hansen
Oct 28, 2013 rated it liked it
For those familiar with the work of Sholom Aleichem, this is the perfect book to introduce a little more about the man. I'm not entirely sure what messages his biography gives to young children, but they will be entertained by this story. He was a fascinating man.
Samantha
This book was about a writer I hadn't heard of, and it didn't really make me want to read his books.
Jim March
Jul 28, 2010 rated it liked it
Shelves: jewish
Age appropriate for 1st-3rd grade. Protagonist is Sholom Aleichem (Rabinowitz). No non-print format available. Taylor award winner for picture book 2006. Excellent illustrations.
BookOfLife
Aug 02, 2007 added it
Shelves: podcasted
Hear an interview about Sholom's Treasure with author Erica Silverman and illustrator Mordicai Gerstein on The Book of Life podcast's January 2006 episode at www.jewishbooks.blogspot.com.
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