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The book rescuer : how a mensch from Massachusetts saved Yiddish literature for generations to come / written by Sue Macy ; illustrated by Stacy Innerst.

Macy, Sue, (author.). Innerst, Stacy, (illustrator.).

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Adams Public Library.

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Summary:

Over the last forty years, Aaron Lansky has jumped into dumpsters, rummaged around musty basements, and crawled through cramped attics. He did all of this in pursuit of a particular kind of treasure, and he's found plenty. Lansky's treasure was any book written Yiddish, the language of generations of European Jews. When he started looking for Yiddish books, experts estimated there might be about 70,000 still in existence. Since then, the MacArthur Genius Grant recipient has collected close to 1.5 million books, and he's finding more every day.
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Circulation Modifier Age Hold Protection Active/Create Date Status Due Date
Adams Public Library X Macy (Text) 37810000064997 Juvenile Fiction Book Branch_Only_3months 11/02/2020 Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781481472203
  • ISBN: 1481472208
  • Physical Description: 48 pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, [2019]

Content descriptions

General Note:
"A Paula Wiseman book"
Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (page 47).
Summary, etc.:
Over the last forty years, Aaron Lansky has jumped into dumpsters, rummaged around musty basements, and crawled through cramped attics. He did all of this in pursuit of a particular kind of treasure, and he's found plenty. Lansky's treasure was any book written Yiddish, the language of generations of European Jews. When he started looking for Yiddish books, experts estimated there might be about 70,000 still in existence. Since then, the MacArthur Genius Grant recipient has collected close to 1.5 million books, and he's finding more every day.
Target Audience Note:
Ages 4-8.
K to grade 3.
890L Lexile
Subject: Lansky, Aaron, 1955- > Juvenile literature.
National Yiddish Book Center (U.S.) > History > Juvenile literature.
Book collectors > Massachusetts > New Bedford > Biography > Juvenile literature.
Jewish men > Massachusetts > New Bedford > Biography > Juvenile literature.
Yiddish language > Revival > Juvenile literature.
Genre: Picture books.
Biographies.

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