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The always prayer shawl

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In a quiet story with just the right touch of sentimentality, Oberman beautifully evokes a sense of continuity across generations. Enhancing his third-person narrative with a smattering of dialogue, he tells of the Jewish boy Adam, growing up in a shtetl, whose life drastically changes when famine and chaos in old Russia force his parents to immigrate to America. At parting, Adam's beloved grandfather gives the boy a gift, a prayer shawl, "my always prayer shawl", which was presented to the grandfather by his grandfather, for whom Adam was named. The abundantly detailed and wonderfully expressive pictures enrich the tranquil telling, which harks back to the biblical Adam, as it movingly depicts how memory and tradition add texture and richness to our lives--even as other things around us change.
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Full title always prayer shawl
Author oberman sheldon
Grouping Category book
Last Update 2018-05-17 23:09:04PM
Last Indexed 2018-05-21 01:01:51AM

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display_description His grandfather's ancient prayer shawl teaches Adam the importance of tradition and change, in a story that spans six generations, from czarist Russia to the present day.
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subject_facet Emigration and immigration -- Fiction, Grandfathers -- Fiction, Jews -- Fiction, Tallith -- Fiction
title_display The always prayer shawl
title_full The always prayer shawl / by Sheldon Oberman ; illustrated by Ted Lewin
title_short The always prayer shawl
topic_facet Emigration and immigration, Fiction, Grandfathers, Jews, Tallith