When a magician offers a poor man and his family seven years of good luck, he is surprised that they have no use for a life of wealth. These refreshingly down-to-earth characters are happy with their simple life together. Based on the Yiddish tale by I. L. Peretz, this story will charm readers. Bright and colorful illustrations pair beautifully in this witty retelling. A note explains the context of the story and the history of the Yiddish storyteller, I. L. Peretz.
About the Author
Shoham Smith studied industrial design at the Bezalel Academy of Art and Design at Tel Aviv University. She is the author of collections of short stories and children's books. Smith received the Prime Minister's Prize and is a two-time winner of the ACUM Award for Furthering the Publication of Children's Books. Smith has also won the Devorah Omer Prize and the Lea Goldberg Prize. Smith lives in Tel Aviv with her partner and three children. Eitan Eloa graduated with excellence from the Department of Visual Communication at the Bezalel Academy of Art and Design at Tel Aviv University and continues to teach illustration classes there. Eloa Illustrates children's books, graphic novels, editorial illustrations, and illustrated branding. His works have won the Israel Museum Award for Children's Book Illustration, a silver Medal from the American Society of Illustrators, and The Israeli Design Award among others.Ilana Kurshan is an American-Israeli author who lives in Jerusalem. She is the author of Why Is This Night Different from All Other Nights?: The Four Questions Around the World and If All the Seas Were Ink. The latter won the Sami Rohr Prize for Jewish Literature in 2018.