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The Answered Prayer
And Other Yemenite Folktales

By Sharlya Gold (author), Mishael Maswari Caspi (author), Marjory Wunsch (illustrator)

Enchanting tales about Yemenite life

"...wonderfully presented and highly recommended collection."
- Children's Bookwatch

"...a valuable addition to Jewish Kid Lit and good reading for the whole family."
- Ottawa Jewish Bulletin

Yemenite Jews were the victims of harsh laws and persecution, yet out of their troubled lives came tales of joy as well as of sorrow. When the Jews left Yemen for Israel, the stories came with them, reflecting their culture, their heritage, and their struggle to survive.

Mishael Caspi collected these stories and translated them for Sharlya Gold, who adapted them for children. The wonderful illustrations by Marjory Wunsch highlight the authenticity and spirit of Yemenite Jewish life.

This collection of 12 folktales, originally published by JPS in 1990, is sure to entertain new readers and introduce them to the rich lore of this ancient culture.

About Sharlya Gold

Sharlya Gold is the author of The Answered Prayer and Other Yemenite Folktales. Her speech topics include “How to Write a Story” and “Yemenite Jews as Revealed by their Stories.” Her talks are geared toward children.

Willing to Travel, Honorarium Negotiable

About Mishael Maswari Caspi

Mishael Maswari Caspi is Professor of Religion at Bates College in Lewiston, Maine