The Wooden Sword: A Jewish Folktale from Afghanistan (Hardcover)

Staff Pick Logo
The Wooden Sword: A Jewish Folktale from Afghanistan Cover Image
By Ann Redisch Stampler (Retold by), Carol Liddiment (Illustrator)
On Our Shelves Now
1 on hand, as of May 25 5:45am

Staff Reviews

Can an Afghani shah shake the faith of a poor Jewish shoemaker who meets all his challenges with optimism? Expressive, richly colored illustrations (6-9). — From Folklore & Fairy Tales


Disguised in servant's clothes, an Afghani shah slips out of his palace to learn more about his people. When he encounters a poor Jewish shoemaker full of faith that everything will turn out just as it should, the shah grows curious. Vowing that no harm will befall the poor man, he decides to test that faith, only to find that the shoemaker's cheerful optimism cannot be shaken. But the biggest challenge of the poor man's life is yet to come Ann Stampler's retelling of this classic Afghani Jewish folktale is enriched by Carol Liddiment's charming and vivid paintings.

About the Author

Ann Redisch Stampler has written several picture books based on Jewish folklore. She loves children's literature, particularly folktales and humor. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband and children. http: // Carol Liddiment lives in England, in the Suffolk countryside with her two sons. As a child she spent much of her time riding horses and adopting wild animals! Now she spends her time illustrating books for children.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780807592014
ISBN-10: 0807592013
Publisher: Albert Whitman & Company
Publication Date: March 1st, 2012
Pages: 32
Language: English

Upcoming Events