Honey on the Page lays out a feast of nearly fifty stories and poems for children, translated from the original Yiddish. Arranged by theme, the book takes readers from Jewish holidays and history; to folktales and fairy tales; to stories of humanistic ethics, wisdom and foolishness, class consciousness, and family. Most of the works included have never before appeared in English. Highlighting material from the first decades of the twentieth century and stretching into the 1970s, this volume begins the work of restoring a neglected collection of literary history that helps to tell the story of the Jewish twentieth century. Featuring material by prominent and lesser-known authors published in Eastern Europe, New York, and Latin America, this anthology spans the Yiddish-speaking globe. It offers a rich resource both to students of Jewish history and literary culture, as well as to families and educators seeking literature that speaks to Jewish children about their religious, cultural, and ethical heritage.
Honey on the Page: A Treasury of Yiddish Children’s Literature
- From the Publisher
September 1, 2019
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