(Shlemazel and the Remarkable Spoon of Pohost) [Pdf] Ö Ann Redisch Stampler

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Ge people thought that he was lazy and "worthless until one ay when his friend moshke "until one Dare for More day when his friend Moshke a clever plan to get Shlemazel moving With the promise of luck just by using the remarkable spoon of Pohost Shlemazel set out to work Along the way he learned a trade found a sweet girl to marry and got his life together but still he admitted that he found no luck even with the spoon s help Shlemazel eventuallyetermined that hard work is better than luck anyway This book would be a great way to initially submerse students in the Jewish culture assuming there weren t many or any in the class Between the Jewish names words and phrases I found myself checking the glossary at the back multiple times to help with comprehension as I think students would need to THE COCAINE ADDICTION CURE (Drug Addiction, 12 Step Program, Road to Recovery, Alcohol Addiction) do as well I thought that the story was hard to follow at times and I had a hard time predicting where I thought it was going or how I thought it would end Itoesn t exactly wrap the moral of the story up in "a nice neat package like I would have liked and for that " nice neat package like I would have liked and for that I think I would be less likely to use in the classroom This is really well one It s long so be aware of that if using it for a read aloud but I like the way the story is constructed and told as well as the back matter that includes pronunciations and some family history of where the story came from My 5 year old was ENGROSSE. EtterLively Chagall like illustrations capture the spirit of this traditional Jewish tale a funny and thought provoking look at how we make our own luck Author’s note glossary. Shlemazel and the Remarkable Spoon of PohostThis was a cute story with wonderful Chagall esue illustrations Hear an interview about Shlemazel and the Remarkable Spoon of Pohost with author Ann Redisch Stampler on The Book of Life podcast s January 2007 episode at wwwjewishbooksblogspotcom In this uproarious children s picture book Ann Redisch Stampler retells a Yiddish Polish folktale about a lazy man named Shlemazel the word for no luck in Yiddish whom his fellows spur to action by tricking him into thinking the Remarkable Spoon of Pohost will bring him luck He goes igging for it and thereby plows the unkept field of the local rich landowner sifting through grain for it filling the miller s sacks with flour and stirring the batter for the beautiful Chaya Massey the village baker In his uest for luck he finds "INSTEAD THERE IS PLENTY OF WORK TO BE DONE " there is plenty of work to be A Gypsy Promise done in the process he becomes an honest hardworkingependable man who keeps the Sabbath and marries The illustrations by Jacueline M Cohen are "Simple Depictions Of Polish Jews With Wonderfully Expressive Faces And "depictions of Polish Jews with wonderfully expressive faces and I recommend the book to children of all ages but especially to anyone with a lazy streak It teaches a good moral while gibing at laziness and sloth in a fun loving manner Shlemazel s name in Yiddish means no luck so when his friends tell him that he is lazy he protests saying I am not lazy I m unlucky One Day Mos. Lazy Shlemazel is convinced he has no luck But Moshke the tinker promises him that his luck will change if he sets to work using the “amazing remarkable spoon of Pohost” Shl. Hke the tinker of the village and a hardworking man ecides to show the other villagers that Shlemazel is indeed lucky and able to be hardworking Moshke presents Shlemazel with the amazing remarkable spoon of Pohost telling him that it is the luckiest spoon that brings blessings to all that use it Using the spoon to look for luck Shlemazel realizes that he is not so unlucky after all and finds success through hard work Ann Redisch Stampler s grandmother emigrated from the Eastern European village of Pohost brining "with her many stories to tell her family One of the stories "her many stories TO TELL HER FAMILY ONE OF tell her family One of stories remembers her grandmother telling her is the story of Shlemazel At the end of the book is an author s note giving background information and also a glossary with word pronunciation Jacueline M Cohen s illustrations are vibrant and enjoyable bringing the character of Shlemazel to life The lesson to be learned from Shlemazel is that in the end hard work really oes pay off Students in second grade through fourth grade would enjoy listening to this story as well as the illustrations This book could be used in a folk tale unit paired with other folk tales from other cultures Luck "Is Not Something That Young "not something that young fellow Shlemazel ever felt was on his side In fact he was so convinced that something bad might happen to him he never left his front porch The local villa. Emazel gets busy tilling the poretz’s field helping the miller and baking cakes with pretty Chaya Massel Although “luck” remains elusive what Shlemazel Masterplots II does find is even