New Jewish Children's Book, "The Generous Fish" by Jacqueline Jules

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BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - s4story -- Just released!  Inspired by Jewish folklore, this is the story of young Reuven and a giant talking fish. When the villagers realize the fish's scales are real gold, each has good reason to ask for one. Devorah needs clothes for her children. Old Joseph needs money for a cane. The fish has plenty to share, but he grows weak from giving away too much, too fast. Can Reuven stand up to the village and save his friend?
This environmental fable will be sure to generate discussion in the classroom and at home. What happens when we want something that depletes another's resources? An author's note provides biblical sources on human interaction with the environment.

Publication Details
ISBN: 978-1-937786-79-3
Pub. Date: January 2020
Page Count: 40
Price: $16.95
Trim Size: 8" x 10"

About the Author
Jacqueline Jules is the author of forty books for young readers, including the award-winning Zapato Power series, Never Say a Mean Word Again: A Tale from Medieval Spain, and Feathers for Peacock. A former school librarian and teacher, Jacqueline enjoys visiting schools to share her passion for reading and writing. She is a word person, who loves rearranging words on the page, the same way people have fun fitting the pieces of a jigsaw puzzle together. Jacqueline lives in Arlington, Virginia. Find her at:

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About the Illustrator
Frances Tyrrell is an artist who creates finely detailed and imaginative illustrations for children's books and licensed products. A lover of the magical world of illustrated books since childhood, Frances now takes great pleasure in creating beautiful books for today's children. Her works Huron Carol and Woodland Christmas have been shortlisted for the Governor-General's Award for Illustration, while her original watercolors are in private and public collections. Frances lives and works in Oakville, Canada. Find her at:

Praise for The Generous Fish
Tyrrell's lovely, vivid, detailed paintings depict an Old World Hasidic seaside town . . . intricately bordered frames. A well-told story with enough pathos to deliver its underlying message of environmental stewardship. (Picture book. 5-8)
—Kirkus Reviews

Kathy Floyd

Source: World Wisdom Books
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