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Rachel's Library by Richard Ungar

Rachel's Library

by Richard Ungar

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On the verso is a note, "This book was inspired by the story "Chelm's School" by Samuel Tenenbaum (1902- ).
Rachel includes herself in a trip to Warsaw, where a delegation from Chelm hopes to find something they can bring back with them to show the world that they are not fools. (The delegation is selected, as always, by drawing straws. Those with the best artwork are chosen.) Rachel convinces everyone that they should set up a library in Chelm. ( )
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"People of Chelm, we have a serious problem!" Simon the Carpenter announced to the villagers gathered in the square.
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The citizens of Chelm have always had a reputation for foolish­ness. How can they convince people otherwise and show outsiders their true wisdom? Surely the answer lies in the great city of Warsaw. They will send a delegation to the capital to find a solution.

Young Rachel is an unexpected addition to the group, but as always, she is the one with the answer. The clue to wisdom lies in books. What Chelm needs is a library. In her own creative fashion, Rachel finds a way to build a village library – different from any library you can imagine.

Rachel Captures the Moon and Rachel’s Gift have introduced the endearing village of Chelm – always quirky and always full of surprises.

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Young Rachel, using her creativity and innovative ideas, discovers how to bring wisdom to the city of Chelm by building a village library, the likes of which no one has ever seen. A story rooted in Jewish folk literature.

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