[Mendele] Mendele Personal Notices & Announcements-- Der karger Buzi un Shloymeh Hameylekh: Comic book wins prize

Victor Bers victor.bers at yale.edu
Tue May 18 20:35:16 EDT 2010

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May 18, 2010

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Date: Mon, 17 May 2010 17:33:26 -0400
From: Goldie Sigal <jgsigal at videotron.ca>
Subject: Stingy Buzi and King Solomon / Der karger Buzi un Shloymeh 

Stingy Buzi and King Solomon / Der karger Buzi un Shloymeh Hameylekh , 
written and illustrated by Goldie Sigal.  Montreal:  Lomir Hofn Press, 
2009.  82 p.: col.

I am pleased to announce that my Yiddish/English comic book was awarded a 
2010 Helen and Stan Vine Canadian Jewish Book Award.  The following is a 
quote from the jury citation:

A heritage is passed from generation to generation through storytelling. 
Yiddish especially lends itself to storytelling.  Stingy Buzi and King 
Solomon is a delightful tale for children told in Yiddish, English as well 
as Yiddish transliterated into English.  Written and illustrated by Goldie 
Sigal, retired as Judaica Librarian at McGill University, it is based on 
legends and folktales about King Solomon as interpreted in a Yiddish play 
which was mimeographed by Montreal Folk Shule teacher, J.J. Grossman, in 
the 1940s.  Sigal takes the traditional Yiddish tale and presents it as a 
colourful modern graphic novel with appeal to children today.~T

Price:  $18 per book, plus shipping and handling.

(Optional) 9 page workbook by Batia Bettman, ill. by Goldie Sigal:  $2.00
Info:  jgsigal at videotron.ca
Phone: 514-486-9588
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