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Sholom's Treasure

How Sholom Aleichem Became a Writer

Sholom's Treasure( )
Author: Silverman, Erica
Illustrator: Gerstein, Mordicai
ISBN:978-0-374-38055-7
Publication Date:Mar 2005
Publisher:Farrar, Straus & Giroux
Imprint:Farrar, Straus & Giroux (BYR)
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:USD $16.00
Book Description:

The boy whose stories became Fiddler on the Roof Sholom Aleichem's 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...
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Book Details
Pages:40
Detailed Subjects: Juvenile Nonfiction / Biography & Autobiography / Literary
Juvenile Nonfiction / Religion / Judaism
Juvenile Nonfiction / Biography & Autobiography / General
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):7.9 x 10.78 x 0.375 Inches
Book Weight:0.75 Pounds
Author Biography
Silverman, Erica (Author)


Erica Silverman is a children's author who has loved books since she was a child. She said that books inspired her daydreams and fantasies. She discovered the magic of libraries before she could read. Her grandmother took her to the 23rd Street branch of the New York Public Library in Manhattan. This is where she started appreciating the experience of picking out books to take home. Her love for reading lead her to writing. It was her grandmother who told her stories that fed her imagination. She drew on these memories when she wrote Gittel's Hands, Raisel's Riddle, When the Chickens Went on Strike and Sholom's Treasure.

For fourteen years she taught English as a Second Language to adult immigrants believing the acquisition of language is empowering. Her love of reading and writing has led her to yet another career. She earned her Masters in Library and Information Science and has become a librarian. She has always spent a great deal of time in libraries, both to research my books and to find books to read for pleasure. One of her favorites was an East European folk tale called 'The Turnip.' Many years later, the memory of this book inspired her to write Big Pumpkin which made The New York Times Best Seller List in 2013.

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