The Sages of Chelm and the Moon (Hardback)
Welcome to the topsy-turvy world of Chelm – the city of wise fools celebrated in Jewish folklore. According to legend, Chelm was populated by preposterously silly townsfolk. There are numerous tales of their idiotic exploits and the most famous is the story of the people of Chelm and the moon…
The people of Chelm have a problem. They love to walk the streets at night under the light of the radiant moon. But every now and then, the moon disappears from the sky and they can’t find their way home. Perhaps someone is stealing it, or maybe it’s hiding on purpose?
Being very clever, the wise people of Chelm know exactly what they must do. They will buy a brand-new moon – one that will shine clear and bright every night . . .
Shlomo Abas retells the story with a perfect comic touch and Omer Hoffmann illustrates the tale beautifully.
A well illustrated tale with a sound story.NetGalley, reviewed by Han Hunter
Rating: 5 out of 5 starsNetGalley, reviewed by Tonya Cibelli
I loved this funny little story which reminded me of Bulgarian Gabrovo tales. Beautiful quirky illustrations in exquisite colour schemes add to the kind humour of the story. I can see myself reading this book to my little one many, many times.
Looking forward to more titles in the Chelmite series.
Rating: 5 out of 5 starsNetGalley, reviewed by Catherine Hankins
This was great! I love the Chelm stories! Right up there with the Nasruddin and Til Eulenspiegel stories I've heard over my lifetime. I am happy to see someone keeping these tales alive! Illustrations were wonderful!
Simple but good!NetGalley, reviewed by Etienne Breton