[Mendele] Mendele Personal Notices & Announcements--Yiddish/English comic book

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Mendele Personal Notices & Announcements

Dec.22, 2009

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Date: Tue, 22 Dec 2009 22:33:36 -0500
From: John and Goldie Sigal <jgsigal at videotron.ca>
Subject: New Yiddish/English comic book

Stingy Buzi and King Solomon / Der karger Buzi un Shloymeh Hameylekh, 
written and illustrated by Goldie Sigal.  Montreal: Lomir Hofn Press, 

ISBN 978-0-9811085-0-6.  80 p.: col. ill.; 28 cm.


Lomir Hofn Press is pleased to announce the publication of a 
Yiddish/English comic book, Stingy Buzi and King Solomon, or, Der karger 
Buzi un Shloymeh Hameylekh, by Goldie Sigal.  Each page features an 
illustration in full color, with Yiddish script in the dialog balloons, 
and transliteration and English translation beneath.  The book will be 
enjoyed by children from about 4 to 10 years old, their parents and 
grandparents, and anyone who wants to learn or practice Yiddish while 
having fun doing so.

Alphabet and vocabulary charts are included, and the balloon dialogue is 
presented in the format of a play at the end of the comic section.  An 
optional 9-page workbook supplement, Lomir itster shpiln tsuzamen, by 
Batia Bettman and illustrated by Goldie Sigal, is also available on 

The book is the recipient of a grant from the Aaron and Sonia Fishman 
Foundation for Yiddish Culture for new projects that aim at strengthening 
Yiddish among children and adolescents, and the book has been praised by 
leaders in the field:

Sayer bikhele iz beemes zeyer interesant un klug tsunoyfgeshtelt un 
talantir gemolt~E Ikh bin zikher az dos bikhl vet brengen a sakh freyd say 
di kinder un say zeyere eltern.Your book is truly very interesting and 
cleverly put together and drawn with talent I am certain that the book 
will bring much joy both to children and to their parents.
---Boris Sandler, author, and Editor-in-Chief of the Forverts.

Sayer bikhl ~E gefelt mir zeyer: Di bilder zaynen lebedik un filfarbik un 
di mayse leynt zikh gring.  Ikh vel dos iy~Rh leynen mit mayne kinder.I 
like your book very much:  The illustrations are lively and colorful and 
the story reads easily.  God willing, I will read it with my children.

--Zackary Sholem Berger, Yiddish and English writer and poet, publisher, 
and Yiddish translator of Dr. Seuss's The Cat in the Hat and other Dr. 
Seuss books.

For orders, samples of pages, or other information, please contact Goldie 

jgsigal at videotron.ca

Price:$18  plus postage & handling.   (Discounts for group orders);

Workbook Supplement: $2.
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