Mazel and Shimazel

Mazel and Shimazel

Or the Milk of a Lioness

by Isaac Bashevis Singer, Elizabeth Shub (Translator), Margot Zemach (Illustrator)
Hardcover, 48 pages
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From the dust jacket:

MAZEL AND SHLIMAZEL, or The Milk of a Lioness was the first collaboration between Isaac Bashevis Singer, winner of the 1978 Nobel Prize for Literature, and Margot Zemach, winner of the 1974 Caldecott Medal. It was named an ALA Notable Book, was selected by both School Library Journal and The New York Times Book Review as one of the best children's books of the year, and received the highest praise from reviewers:

"Good is pitted against evil in open contest when the debonair Mazel, spirit of good luck, makes a wager with the wicked old sot Shli- mazel, spirit of bad luck. The story has all the traditional elements of the folk tale, enhanced by the vitality and humor of Singer's inimitable style and by the vigorous, colorful illustrations." -Saturday Review

"It is an exceptionally winning tale, gentle, lighthearted, wholesome, and with just the right edge of moral mystery below the surface to hold one's interest and perk one's wonder. Margot Zemach's illustrations convey both the comedy of the characters and a lively sense of time and place." -The New York Times

"What is better luck for children than to have Singer write stories for them?... The rich, antic illustrations make this a double treasure of words and pictures!" -Publishers Weekly

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