Shlemazel and the Remarkable Spoon of Pohost

Shlemazel and the Remarkable Spoon of Pohost Lazy Shlemazel is convinced he has no luck But Moshke the tinker promises him that his luck will change if he sets to work using the amazing remarkable spoon of Pohost Shlemazel gets busy tilling the

Lazy Shlemazel is convinced he has no luck But Moshke the tinker promises him that his luck will change if he sets to work using the amazing, remarkable spoon of Pohost Shlemazel gets busy tilling the poretz s field, helping the miller, and baking cakes with pretty Chaya Massel Although luck remains elusive, what Shlemazel does find is even better.Lively Chagall likLazy Shlemazel is convinced he has no luck But Moshke the tinker promises him that his luck will change if he sets to work using the amazing, remarkable spoon of Pohost Shlemazel gets busy tilling the poretz s field, helping the miller, and baking cakes with pretty Chaya Massel Although luck remains elusive, what Shlemazel does find is even better.Lively Chagall like illustrations capture the spirit of this traditional Jewish tale, a funny and thought provoking look at how we make our own luck Author s note, glossary.

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Shlemazel and the Remarkable Spoon of Pohost

  1. Ann Redisch Stampler is the author of the young adult novels Afterparty and Where It Began as well as half a dozen picture books Her work has garnered an Aesop accolade, the National Jewish Book Award, Sydney Taylor honors, the Middle East Book Award, and Bank Street Best Books of the Year mentions How to Disappear Simon Pulse, 2016 , her first young adult thriller, will be released in June Ann lives in Los Angeles, California, with her husband Rick.

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  1. Luck is not something that young Jewish fellow Shlemazel ever felt was on his side In fact, he was so convinced that something bad might happen to him, he never left his front porch The local village people thought that he was lazy and worthless, until one day when his friend Moshke developed a clever plan to get Shlemazel moving With the promise of luck just by using the remarkable spoon of Pohost, Shlemazel set out to work Along the way, he learned a trade, found a sweet girl to marry, and got [...]


  2. Shlemazel s name in Yiddish means no luck , so when his friends tell him that he is lazy, he protests saying, I am not lazy I m unlucky One Day, Moshke, the tinker of the village and a hardworking man, decides to show the other villagers that Shlemazel is indeed lucky and able to be hardworking Moshke presents Shlemazel with the amazing, remarkable spoon of Pohost , telling him that it is the luckiest spoon that brings blessings to all that use it Using the spoon to look for luck, Shlemazel real [...]


  3. In this uproarious children s picture book, Ann Redisch Stampler retells a Yiddish Polish folktale about a lazy man named Shlemazel the word for no luck in Yiddish whom his fellows spur to action by tricking him into thinking the Remarkable Spoon of Pohost will bring him luck He goes digging for it and thereby plows the unkept field of the local rich landowner sifting through grain for it, filling the miller s sacks with flour and stirring the batter for the beautiful Chaya Massey, the village b [...]


  4. Hear an interview about Shlemazel and the Remarkable Spoon of Pohost with author Ann Redisch Stampler on The Book of Life podcast s January 2007 episode at jewishbooks.



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