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Sholoms Treasure: How Sholom Aleichem Became a Writer Erica Silverman

Sholoms Treasure: How Sholom Aleichem Became a Writer

Erica Silverman

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ISBN : 9780374380557
Hardcover
40 pages
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The boy whose stories became Fiddler on the RoofSholom Aleichems 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,MoreThe boy whose stories became Fiddler on the RoofSholom Aleichems 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 Russia in the 1800s, life was especially difficult for Jews, and Sholom longed to help his father by finding a legendary hidden treasure. It turned out that Sholom Aleichems destiny was to give his father a different kind of treasure - one of words and tales that to this day bring laughter to readers around the world.This taut, focused biography of the young Sholom Aleichem is animated with the artists quick, brilliant line and richly toned watercolors.