Feathers by Heather ForestFeathers by Heather Forest


byHeather ForestIllustratorMarcia Cutchin

Hardcover | December 13, 2005

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Rumors and gossip can be permanent and damaging. The victim's reputation is harmed, and the trust in the community erodes. In this traditional folktale from Eastern Europe, a gossip is brought before a wise rabbit, who must teach her with a suitable lesson. His clever solution demonstrates vividly the consequence and permanence of words spoken in haste. It is easy to spread gossip, but impossible to take it back. Heather Forest's rhythmic retelling reflects the pathos of the story and the wisdom of the rabbi. Marcia Cutchin's bright watercolor palette captures the activity of a traditional Jewish shtetl, where one person's business is everyone's business. This folktale from Eastern Europe teaches readers the importance of citizenship, trustworthiness and caring.
Heather Forest Bio: Heather Forest's unique minstrel style of telling stories blends her original music, folk guitar, poetry, and prose along with song and the spoken word to give her stories an uncommon warmth and charm. She has toured widely performing her repertoire of world folktales for the past thirty years to theatres, major sto...
Title:FeathersFormat:HardcoverDimensions:32 pages, 8.8 × 10.96 × 0.41 inPublished:December 13, 2005Publisher:August HouseLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0874837553

ISBN - 13:9780874837551

Appropriate for ages: 3 - 5