The Golden Dreydl by Ellen Kushner, Ilene Winn-Lederer, 2007 first edition.


Written by Ellen Kushner. Illustrated by Ilene Winn-Lederer. First edition, 2007. Charlesbridge.

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"Sara is tired of the predictable games and traditions at her family's annual Chanukah party. When Tante Miriam arrives for the holiday, she presents Sara with a big, shiny, gold-colored dreydl. Learning that her dreydl is actually an enchanted princess, Sara journeys with the Golden Dreydl into a magical world of Biblical figures, perverse demons, and very peculiar traveling companions. As she embraces her true nature, nothing that Sara thought she knew seems the same - or boring."

Ellen Kushner (1955 -) is an American writer of fantasy novels, such as Swordspoint and Thomas the Rhymer, which have won several awards and influenced the fantasy genre. She was also creator and host of Sound & Spirit for WGBH/PRI Boston from 1996 to 2010. She received the World Fantasy Award and Mythopoeic Award for Thomas the Rhymer, among other honors. She developed The Golden Dreydl: A Klezmer Nutcracker into a Hanukkah story set to Pyotr Tchaikovsky's Nutcracker, which received the Gracie Award from American Women in Radio and Television. She played "Tante Miriam" in the live theater performances of The Golden Dreydel in 2008 and 2009 at Vital Theater in New York.

Ilene Winn-Lederer studied at the Art Institute of Chicago and the Chicago Academy of Fine Arts. She publishes her work under her own imprint, Imaginarius Editions. She's the author and illustrator of Between Heaven & Earth: An Illuminated Torah Commentary, The Little Sheep Who Couldn't Sleep, Whispers On the Wind, and other quality books.
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Condition: Fine/Near Fine. Dust jacket: Light shelf wear. Gold-embossed black cover boards. Pages are clean, undamaged, and complete.

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