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Rifka Takes A Bow

Rifka's parents are actors in the Yiddish Theater, and one day she finds herself center stage in a special role! A slice of immigrant life on New York's Second Avenue.

" The child's moment to shine comes when she accidentally walks onstage through a balcony door. In the family spirit of the Yiddish theater, she is welcomed by her parents and the audience alike and invited center stage for her bow in the spotlight." -- Martha Link Yesowitch, School Library Journal

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"In a direct first-person voice, Rifka begins by telling readers how Papa pastes on a mustache, and Mama puts on a white wig; suddenly they are old. Life can be fun for the child of thespians—stopping at the Automat for snacks and wearing makeup for fun....Author Perlov, now in her late 90s, is the daughter of Yiddish theater thespians, so much of what she writes is from her own memories. Kawa’s imaginative mixed-media artwork, reminiscent of Pamela Zagarenski’s stylistic pictures, captures the fantasy world of the theater." -- Ilene Cooper, Booklist

Product Details

Recommended Age 3 - 8
Author Betty Rosenberg Perlov
Illustrator Cosei Kawa
ISBN 0761381287
Publication Date Aug 1, 2013
Publisher Kar-Ben Publishing
Language English