The Parakeet Named Dreidel: A Picture Book (Hardcover)

The Parakeet Named Dreidel: A Picture Book By Isaac Bashevis Singer, Suzanne Raphael Berkson (Illustrator) Cover Image

The Parakeet Named Dreidel: A Picture Book (Hardcover)


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The classic story from Nobel Prize winning author Isaac Bashevis Singer about a family who adopts a parakeet during Hanukkah, fully illustrated and in picture book form for the very first time.

When young David and Mama and Papa are celebrating Hanukkah one frosty winter evening in Brooklyn, Papa sees a parakeet sitting on the window ledge. He lets the parakeet in and everyone is delighted to find that it speaks Yiddish. They name it Dreidel and it becomes part of their family. Many years later, when David is in college, he is at a party one night and tells Dreidel's story—only to discover that Zelda, a young woman at the party, owned the bird herself as a child. Papa and Mama are worried that they will have to give their beloved pet back, but then David and Zelda decide to get married after college, and everyone agrees that they should take Dreidel with them as they start their own family.

Isaac Bashevis Singer (1904-91) was the author of many novels, stories, and children's books. His books include The Slave and Gimpel the Fool and Other Stories. He received the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1978.

Suzanne Raphael Berkson lives in Chicago, Illinois. She is a retired teacher and a greeting card artist. She once had tea across the room from Isaac Bashevis Singer. The Parakeet Named Dreidel is her picture book debut.
Product Details ISBN: 9780374300944
ISBN-10: 0374300941
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
Publication Date: September 8th, 2015
Pages: 32
Language: English