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by Sadie Rose Weilerstein




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Download Adventures of K'Ton Ton epub
ISBN: 0685069273
ISBN13: 978-0685069271
Category: Other
Author: Sadie Rose Weilerstein
Language: English
Publisher: Bloch Pub Co (June 1, 1964)
Pages: 95 pages
ePUB size: 1824 kb
FB2 size: 1192 kb
Rating: 4.3
Votes: 325
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Jesmi
Wonderful stories about KTon Ton's adventures on the Jewish Holidays throughout the year. Central concepts include mitzvot, kindness, mishchivious children, love, and joy! Schetches are simple and clear. Jewish from 5-12 will love these stories as three generations of children have in our family. What a treasure trove!!
POFOD
This is probably the best childrens book ever written. I am 56 yrs old . My mother read this book to me . I read it to my children . Now I read it to my grandchildren . I'm not sure who enjoys it more .. Me or them . It was written 80 years ago , but it is a classic that will always be appealing!
Mysterious Wrench
I loved this as a child and was hoping to find a copy for my grandchildren; k'Ton Ton's esperiences during the Jewish holidays,m especially getting the house ready for Passover ( or wasi i t Yom Kippur. Unfortunately it's too expensive. I hope the publisher ) or another one) iwll release it in a paperback or less expensive edition. I'm sure there are a lot of Jewish families who'd like to give their chldren & grandchldren this book and it would be profitable for a publisher
Opithris
Sadie Rose Weilerstein, born in 1894, was for 50 years a leading Jewish author of children's stories. She introduced her tiny character K'tonton in September 1930 in Outlook magazine.

The Adventures of K'tonton, published in 1935 and reprinted at least 10 times, includes 16 wonderful stories, each featuring important Jewish ideas, traditions, humor--and its own complex plot. A few introduced here--Ktonton's Sukkot Adventure and Ktonton's Yom Kippur Kitten--were later reprinted as individual books with new color illustrations.

Isaac Samuel ben Baruch Reuben--whose first name meant laughter--was called K'tonton, which in case you wondered, is Hebrew for very very little. He was a late-born miracle for whom his mother had prayed so hard one Sukkot that she promised to love even a child "no bigger than a thumb." Sure enough, before a year had passed, she gave birth to a son. And sure enough, he was no bigger than her thumb. She blanketed him in the flax she had used to wrap an etrog--the Israeli citrus fruit used to celebrate Sukkot--and cradled him in a hand-carved etrog box.

It was also on the harvest festival of Sukkot that K'tonton made his first trip to the synagogue. As his father put his etrog carefully into its box to take to shul, K'tonton eagerly asked to join him. "Next year," answered his father, "when you're a little bigger." Like all over-eager boys, K'tonton did something he shouldn't, and climbed inside the etrog box to hide.

Once in shul, he couldn't see, so he climbed onto the lulav--the palm branch that is pointed east, west, south and north, to the heavens and to earth as part of the celebration. As K'tonton's father rose with the congregation to chant Hodu l'Adonai ki tov--Praise the Lord for God is good--there was K'tonton singing from atop the lulav, in a high treble that rose above all the other voices.

I can't tell all the myriad details, but here's a taste of K'tonton's adventures: He planned a palace for the Sabbath Queen, saved the birds on Shabbat Shirah, planted trees in Israel and sent them a Shanah Tovah (a Happy New Year). In one hilarious tale, a spinning Chanukah dreidel carried K'tonton off the table, down the stairs, out the door, into the street and into a gutter, where he found a small bit of Chanukah money known in Yiddish as gelt.

K'tonton also turned up in a Purim cookie, a Hamentash, covered with poppy seeds. On the day before Passover, he helped (with a mouse) find and discard the last crumbs in the house to help celebrate the redemption of the Hebrew slaves. He had a picnic on Lag Ba'Omer, rode an arrow and a bird. The book also features stories for Shevuot, Rosh Hashonah, Yom Kippur (when K'tonton tried to feed a hungry cat), Shemini Atzeret, Simchat Torah and a finale for Sukkot.

Each one of these 16 special stories light children's eyes.

--Alyssa A. Lappen
Nilador
Sadie Rose Weilerstein, born in 1894, was a leading author of Jewish children's stories for more than 50 years. She introduced the tiny character named K'tonton in the September 1930 issue of Outlook magazine.

The Adventures of K'tonton: The Little Jewish Tom Thumb was first published in 1935; it includes 16 stories and was reprinted at least 10 times. Each tale includes important Jewish ideas or traditions, and a dash of Jewish humor--and its own complex plot. A few tales from this volume--Ktonton's Sukkot Adventure and Ktonton's Yom Kippur Kitten--were reprinted later as individual books with new color illustrations.

Isaac Samuel ben Baruch Reuben--whose first name meant laughter--was called K'tonton, which in case you wondered, is Hebrew for very very little. He was a late-born miracle for whom his mother had prayed so hard one Sukkot that she promised to love even a child "no bigger than a thumb." Sure enough, before a year had passed, she gave birth to a son. And sure enough, he was no bigger than her thumb. She blanketed him in the flax she had used to wrap an etrog--the Israeli citrus fruit used to celebrate Sukkot--and cradled him in a hand-carved etrog box.

It was also on the harvest festival of Sukkot that K'tonton made his first trip to the synagogue. As his father put his etrog carefully into its box to take to shul, K'tonton eagerly asked to join him. "Next year," answered his father, "when you're a little bigger." Like all over-eager boys, K'tonton did something he shouldn't, and climbed inside the etrog box to hide.

Once in shul, he couldn't see, so he climbed onto the lulav--the palm branch that is pointed east, west, south and north, to the heavens and to earth as part of the celebration. As K'tonton's father rose with the congregation to chant Hodu l'Adonai ki tov--Praise the Lord for God is good--there was K'tonton singing from atop the lulav, in a high treble that rose above all the other voices.

I can't tell all the myriad details, but here's a taste of K'tonton's adventures: He planned a palace for the Sabbath Queen, saved the birds on Shabbat Shirah, planted trees in Israel and sent them a Shanah Tovah (a Happy New Year). In one hilarious tale, a spinning Chanukah dreidel carried K'tonton off the table, down the stairs, out the door, into the street and into a gutter, where he found a small bit of Chanukah money known in Yiddish as gelt.

K'tonton also turned up in a Purim cookie, a Hamentash, covered with poppy seeds. On the day before Passover, he helped (with a mouse) find and discard the last crumbs in the house to help celebrate the redemption of the Hebrew slaves. He had a picnic on Lag Ba'Omer, rode an arrow and a bird. The book also features stories for Shevuot, Rosh Hashonah, Yom Kippur (when K'tonton tried to feed a hungry cat), Shemini Atzeret, Simchat Torah and a finale for Sukkot.

Each one of these 16 special stories of a tiny boy will light children's eyes.

--Alyssa A. Lappen