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A Sack Full of Feathers

A Sack Full of Feathers
A Sack Full of Feathers
Average: 4.5 (8 votes)

Gossip spreads like feathers in the wind. Yankel loves to tell stories, as long as they are someone else's. He does not see the hurt that his stories cause, the way they spread and change. Then the rabbi hands him a bag of feathers and tells him to place one on every doorstep in the village. Yankel is changed by what happens and finds himself with his best story yet, one of his very own.


springpeepers10's picture
A wonderful story for the entire family! The illustrations are bright and lively, and the lesson about the dangers of gossip can be applied to social networking sites and to the workplace as well as the classroom. The book also offers rich vocabulary and insights into Jewish culture. Well done!

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Pages: 34
Reading Level: Intermediate (6 to 9)
Language: English
ISBN: 9781551434537
Categories: Religion
Features: Illustrations
Keywords: stories, rabi, feather, judaism
Date Added: August 29, 2011
The fun in this retelling of a Jewish folktale is not in the lesson but in the setting the people and the stories they tellBooklist  cdn us Orca Book Publ ishers A S a c k F u l l o f F e a t h e r s W a l d m a n R e v e l l O r c a B o o k P u b l i s h e r s cid3 cid3 cid3 cid86 cid68 cid70 cid78 cid41cid88cid79cid79 cid36 cid3 cid82 cid73 cid3 cid41 cid72 cid68 cid87cid75cid72cid85cid86 cid29 cid58 cid55 cid55 cid78 cid3cid48 cid54 cid65 cid57cid66 cid54 cid67 cid3 cid54 cid67 cid57 cid3cid28 cid62 cid67 cid57 cid78 cid3cid43 cid58cid75 cid58 cid65 cid65 A Sack Full of Feathers For David Elizabeth and Noah with love DW For my dad Allan Gurbach who knew the value of hard work and a practical joke CR Text copyright  Debby Waldman Illustrations copyright  Cindy Revell All rights reserved No part of this publication may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means electronic or mechanical including photocopying recording or by any information storage and retrieval system now known or to be invented without permission in writing from the publisher Library and Archives Canada Cataloguing in Publication Waldman Debby A sack full of feathers story by Debby Waldman illustrations by Cindy Revell ISBN13 bound ISBN10 155143332X bound ISBN13 pbk c995  JewsJuvenile ction VillagesJuvenile ction GossipJuvenile ction  Picture books for children JuifsRomans nouvelles etc pour la jeunesse  VillagesRomans nouvelles etc pour la jeunesse PotinsRomans nouvelles etc pour la jeunesse Livres dimages pour enfants I Revell Cindy II Title PS8645A457S22 jC8136 C20069016798 PS8645 First published in the United States Library of Congress Control Number Summary In this retelling of a Jewish folktale Yankel does not realize the harm done by the stories he spreads at least not until the rabbi teaches him an important albeit gentle lesson Orca Book Publ ishers g ratef u l ly ack nowledges the suppor t for it s publ ish ing prog rams prov ided by the fol low ing agenc