An extensive collection of Yiddish literary texts for children translated into English, this anthology contains works from familiar as well as not so widely known Yiddish language writers… [A] comprehensive and valuable set of stories and poetry.
Arranged thematically-from school days to the holidays-the book takes readers from Jewish holidays and history to folktales and fables, from stories of humanistic ethics to multi-generational family sagas. Featuring many works that are appearing in English for the first time, and written by both prominent and lesser-known authors, this anthology spans the Yiddish-speaking globe-drawing from materials published in Eastern Europe, New York, and Latin America from the 1910s, during the interwar period, and up through the 1970s.
With its vast scope, Honey on the Page offers a cornucopia of delights complemented by whimsical, humorous illustrations by Paula Cohen, an acclaimed children’s book illustrator.
Miriam Udel is Associate Professor in German Studies and the Tam Institute of Jewish Studies at Emory University