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What His Father Did
Jacqueline Dembar Greene
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What His Father Did

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In all the villages from Minsk to Pinsk and back again, Herschel the trickster was a legendary hero, and when people gathered to tell of his exploits, they would always remember the famous tale of what his father did. Now Jacqueline Greene retells that story--illustrated with unique full-color line drawings.
Published December 31st 1992 by Houghton Mifflin (first published March 1st 1992)
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Clever and worthy of discussion. I didn't realize that "Herschel the trickster was a legendary hero." I checked Wikipedia to see what it had to say. After learning about the character, I can better appreciate the story.

Hershele Ostropoler (1757 – 1811) is a prominent figure in Jewish humor. A prankster from Ostropol, Ukraine, he lived in poverty and targeted the rich and powerful, both Jew and Gentile. Common folks were not safe from his shenanigans but usually got off lightly.
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May 21, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I love this story of a wily young man and his very clever threat.
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