Book Size: 8.25" x 10.25"

Pages: 160

Format: Hardback

ISBN: 9781566569095 HB
ISBN: 9781566569095v PB

Imprint: Interlink Books

Edition: 1

Illustrated by: Sima Elizabeth Shefrin

Illustrations: full-color throughout

Ages: 5 to 11

Release date: Mar-13

Category:

Jewish Fairy Tale Feasts

A Literary Cookbook

By & Heidi E. Y. Stemple • Illustrated by Sima Elizabeth Shefrin

Paperback $ 20.00 | Hardback $ 25.00

“Renowned storyteller Jane Yolen and daughter Heidi E.Y. Stemple are making magic again. They’ve written another cookbook for kids, and it’s delightful. The authors have designed the book to appeal to all ages for, as they note, recipes and folk tales have always been adaptable. Recipes get tweaked by cooks to suit their taste buds, skills and budgets. So do stories, whether the listener is a toddler or teenager.” – Chicago Tribune

About this book

Master storyteller Jane Yolen and her daughter Heidi Stemple have teamed up to bring the magic of their acclaimed Fairy Tale Feasts to the time-honored and delicious traditions of Jewish storytelling and cuisine.

Here you'll find Yolen's dynamic, enchanting retellings of Jewish tales from around the world paired with Stemple's recipes- for everything from challah to matzo brei to pomegranate couscous, tzimmes chicken, and rugelah, in creative versions of classic dishes that any family will delight in cooking together. And Jewish Fairy Tale Feasts is filled with fun facts and anecdotes, about the creation of the stories and the history of the dishes, designed to encourage future cooks and storytellers to make up their own versions. Readers of all ages will learn about Jewish folktales, culture, and cooking, all the while captivated by the humor and wisdom of these enduring stories (and ready to eat!).

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About the authors

Jane Yolen is the author of 365 books for children, young adults, and adults. Winner of the World Fantasy Award for her folk collection Favorite Folktales from around the World, she has authored a dozen other folklore collections, including Gray Heroes, Mirror, Mirror, Not One Damsel in Distress, and The Fairies’ Ring. Her work has won the Nebula Award, the Caldecott Medal, three Mythopoeic Society Awards, the Jewish Book Award, five bodies of work awards, and been nominated for the National Book Award. She lives in Massachusetts and St. Andrews, Scotland.

Heidi Stemple is the author of many children's books, including Amelia Earhart's Last Flight, and One If By Land.

Sima Elizabeth Shefrin illustrated Once Upon a Bathtime and the award-winning Abby's Birds.

Reviews

“A spin-off of Fairy Tale Feasts… this time featuring 18 Jewish folktales with related kid-friendly recipes… Fun Jewish sayings are sprinkled in, and Shefrin’s textured, collage illustrations add flavor and spice. Meticulous source notes for the retellings and detailed marginalia for each recipe are included… While these stories and recipes can be used independent of each other in classroom and library settings, families will want to pore over them, savor them, and enjoy them to the fullest.” – School Library Journal

“These 18 stories reflect a wide representation of Jewish beliefs and oral history, springing not just from Eastern European Yiddish-speaking lands, but also from the Middle East… Yolen carefully documents her research and her rationale for retelling each chosen tale… collage art and paint creates bold, almost abstract figures”kid friendly… valuable as an entree to Jewish literature”the recipes are a nice bonus.” – Kirkus

“Jane Yolen’s gift is to inspire children with stories that are intimately connected with the foods they eat. Jewish Fairy Tale Feasts: A Literary Cookbook is a perfect example. It marries carefully chosen stories with commentary (for parents) and recipes to share together… Jewish Fairy Tale Feasts is a lovely book for the Jewish holidays – or any time of year. It will encourage children to read, to cook, and to enjoy their meals.” – Super Chef

“‘A fun book for family sharing’ is the description on the back cover… and, looking through the book, it really is! The book, which features Jewish folktales paired with a corresponding recipe and beautiful illustrations, is intended for children ages 5-11, but it crosses generations in a way that is unusual – both the stories and the recipes will appeal to adults and kids equally.” – Jewish Book Council

“Readers of all ages will learn about Jewish folktales, culture and cooking from retellings of Jewish tales from around the world paired with recipes for everything from challah to matzo brei to pomegranate couscous to rugelah. Throughout, the authors share fun facts and anecdotes about the creation of the stories and the history of the dishes, designed to encourage future cooks and storytellers to make up their own versions.” – Times Leader

“Renowned storyteller Jane Yolen and daughter Heidi E.Y. Stemple are making magic again. They’ve written another cookbook for kids, and it’s delightful. The authors have designed the book to appeal to all ages for, as they note, recipes and folk tales have always been adaptable. Recipes get tweaked by cooks to suit their taste buds, skills and budgets. So do stories, whether the listener is a toddler or teenager.” – Chicago Tribune

“With plentiful illustrations by Sima Elizabeth Shefrin, the book is colorful and appealing. Yolen retells folk tales – stories that beg to be read aloud – using food as a bridge between the everyday world and the holier and more fanciful one of the legends. The recipes are written in a style that would encourage children and adults to cook together.” – Jweekly.com

About the Author

Heidi Stemple is the author of many children’s books, including Amelia Earhart’s Last Flight, and One If By Land.

Sima Elizabeth Shefrin illustrated Once Upon a Bathtime and the award-winning Abby’s Birds.

Additional information

Author

Yolen, Jane

Author 2

E.Y. Stemple, Heidi

Edition

1

Inprint

Interlink Books

Pages

160

Illustrations

full-color throughout

Age

5 to 11

Release date

Mar-13

Author Home

USA

Subtitle

A Literary Cookbook

Format

8.25" x 10.25"

Reviews

"A spin-off of Fairy Tale Feasts… this time featuring 18 Jewish folktales with related kid-friendly recipes… Fun Jewish sayings are sprinkled in, and Shefrin's textured, collage illustrations add flavor and spice. Meticulous source notes for the retellings and detailed marginalia for each recipe are included… While these stories and recipes can be used independent of each other in classroom and library settings, families will want to pore over them, savor them, and enjoy them to the fullest." – School Library Journal
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"These 18 stories reflect a wide representation of Jewish beliefs and oral history, springing not just from Eastern European Yiddish-speaking lands, but also from the Middle East… Yolen carefully documents her research and her rationale for retelling each chosen tale… collage art and paint creates bold, almost abstract figures"kid friendly… valuable as an entree to Jewish literature"the recipes are a nice bonus."å – Kirkus
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"Jane Yolen's gift is to inspire children with stories that are intimately connected with the foods they eat. Jewish Fairy Tale Feasts: A Literary Cookbook is a perfect example. It marries carefully chosen stories with commentary (for parents) and recipes to share together… Jewish Fairy Tale Feasts is a lovely book for the Jewish holidays – or any time of year. It will encourage children to read, to cook, and to enjoy their meals."å – Super Chef
"å¢
"'A fun book for family sharing' is the description on the back cover… and, looking through the book, it really is! The book, which features Jewish folktales paired with a corresponding recipe and beautiful illustrations, is intended for children ages 5-11, but it crosses generations in a way that is unusual – both the stories and the recipes will appeal to adults and kids equally."å – Jewish Book Council
"å¢
"Readers of all ages will learn about Jewish folktales, culture and cooking from retellings of Jewish tales from around the world paired with recipes for everything from challah to matzo brei to pomegranate couscous to rugelah. Throughout, the authors share fun facts and anecdotes about the creation of the stories and the history of the dishes, designed to encourage future cooks and storytellers to make up their own versions."å – Times Leader
"å¢
"Renowned storyteller Jane Yolen and daughter Heidi E.Y. Stemple are making magic again. They've written another cookbook for kids, and it's delightful. The authors have designed the book to appeal to all ages for, as they note, recipes and folk tales have always been adaptable. Recipes get tweaked by cooks to suit their taste buds, skills and budgets. So do stories , whether the listener is a toddler or teenager." – Chicago Tribune
"å¢
"With plentiful illustrations by Sima Elizabeth Shefrin, the book is colorful and appealing. Yolen retells folk tales – stories that beg to be read aloud – using food as a bridge between the everyday world and the holier and more fanciful one of the legends. The recipes are written in a style that would encourage children and adults to cook together." – Jweekly.com

MainReview

"A spin-off of Fairy Tale Feasts… this time featuring 18 Jewish folktales with related kid-friendly recipes… Fun Jewish sayings are sprinkled in, and Shefrin's textured, collage illustrations add flavor and spice. Meticulous source notes for the retellings and detailed marginalia for each recipe are included… While these stories and recipes can be used independent of each other in classroom and library settings, families will want to pore over them, savor them, and enjoy them to the fullest." – School Library Journal

Cover

Paperback, Hardback