When Shlemiel Went to Warsaw and Other Stories

When Shlemiel Went to Warsaw and Other Stories

by Isaac Bashevis Singer


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ISBN-13: 9780440493068
Publisher: Bantam Doubleday Dell Books for Young Readers
Publication date: 01/28/1979
Series: Sunburst Series
Age Range: 9 - 12 Years

About the Author

Date of Birth:

July 14, 1904

Date of Death:

July 24, 1991

Place of Birth:

Radzymin, Poland

Place of Death:

Surfside, Florida


Attended Tachkemoni Rabbinical Seminary in Warsaw, Poland, 1920-27

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When Shlemiel Went to Warsaw and Other Stories 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
labfs39 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
In this collection of short stories, there is a mix of retellings of tales his mother told him as a child and ones that Singer created. The retellings are benign tales of tricksters, the foolish elders of the Polish village of Chelm, and the gullibility of poor Shlemiel. The stories that Singer made up are more reflective of his character and interests. There is the imposition of fate on imps, the complicated relationship between a rabbi and the local witch, vegetarianism, miracle workers, and fantastic dreams of other realities. The book was named a Newbery Honor Book.