Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Success at the Shuk!

Usually when I bring home a book for my tweenagers from a conference, it's as if I put a kiss of death on it. Almost by definition, if I thought they would like a book, they were determined to hate it.

But this year ... enter Rabbi Harvey. The kids fought over the Adventures of Rabbi Harvey : a graphic novel of Jewish wisdom and wit in the Wild West by Steve Sheinkin. And as soon as one of them put it down, I picked it up.

In this graphic novel, Harvey is the kind, wise, and crafty sheriff rabbi of a shtetle frontier town. The familiar rabbinic and Hasidic stories seemed strangely at home in the Wild West. This was a great family read - and finally a good parent pick!

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