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Zishe the Strongman School & Library Binding – September, 2010


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Product Details

  • Age Range: 4 and up
  • Grade Level: Preschool and up
  • School & Library Binding: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Kar-Ben Pub (September 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0761339582
  • ISBN-13: 978-0761339588
  • Product Dimensions: 0.5 x 10.8 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 13.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,335,079 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Based on a true biography, this picture book in warm sepia tones tells of a Polish Jew who emigrated to the U.S. in the early twentieth century and became a famous circus strongman. The story begins dramatically; on the opening spread, Zishe uses his teeth and a leather strap to haul a wagonload of 10 men down Manhattan’s Fifth Avenue before a cheering crowd. Then Rubinstein tracks back to Zishe’s childhood as the son of a poor blacksmith in Lodz, Poland. At three, Zishe could swing a nine-pound hammer. A few years later, he could bend a metal bar with his hands. With all his strength, he was gentle, too; one spread shows him playing cello for children in the local hospital. His reputation as the heroic Samson attracted crowds as he traveled across Europe, continuing his amazing feats in the U.S. A back page fills in more of the biographical details. This title makes a lively addition to other stories of Yiddish immigration. Grades K-3. --Hazel Rochman

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Israel Drazin TOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on February 7, 2013
Format: Paperback
This is an inspiring book for children above age 4 that was published by local philanthropists and the Harold Grinspoon Foundation. The book is designed to help people of all races, cultures, and religions to become inspired to learn that they can excel and to motivate children to perform acts of kindness for people and animals as Zishe did.

Zishe was a real superman who lived from 1883 to 1923. He was born in Poland. When he arrived in the US, he became quite famous because of his feats of strength such as pulling ten men for half a mile with a leather strap in his teeth and letting an elephant walk over his chest, and by many acts of kindness to others. He visited the sick, showed compassion to animals, played his cello for sick people in hospitals, among many other acts of compassion.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By karina on February 5, 2011
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this is a great little book about the story of zishe the strongman. my 2 year old son loves the story and put his arms up to show me he has strong arms like zishe.......
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By Will Riddle on April 12, 2011
Format: Paperback
What a delightful little story! This is the story of Zishe the Strongman--a real live Samson who lived in Poland in the late 1800s. He came from a dedicated Jewish family and even though he traveled around the world with the circus to exhibit his strength, he remained faithful to his heritage and values. I love how this story contrasts his amazing strength with his gentleness and playfulness.

To be sure, the story of Zishe stretches the imagination, but there is a background page in the back of the book with a short synopsis for parents and a photograph of the real Zishe. My kids loved this book and asked for it again and again. We originally got it as part of a homeschooling unit on Israel and even though there is not a lot of information in it, it is just a winner all around. My littlest kids just LOVED knowing that there really was a strongman who could pull a wagonload of people with his teeth!
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Ben on October 7, 2011
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The artwork is quite nice, but the storyline is weak. I am pretty sure that Zishe being a Jew (that's how the book describes him) will bolster his popularity with some audiences. I love the children of Israel myself, but it just doesn't carry a lot of weight with my three and four year olds. There's almost no Jewish community in our part of rural Nevada and it's not reasonable to expect a toddler to connect with something so abstract in such a case. As an ordinary guy (without the Jewish connection), let's face it, Zishe's not that cool, at least not through this story. My kids saw a Youtube video of a guy pulling an 18 wheeler with his teeth, and they've seen on-stage strongman demonstrations at a local park. Zishe didn't really top that. Besides, my kids are already learning that being strong is not about muscles, but character and knowing God ("Those who know their God shall be strong and do exploits."), and while the book here tries to extol some of Zishe's character qualities (besides his ethnic Jewishness, he is said to pray to God, and he visits the local Jewish communities where he travels, also he plays music), it's still sort of superficial in that respect. I'd rather read a better character development of Zishe, not just that he bent a bar, broke a chain, and visited someone in the hospital. I mean, Mr. T had all that and then some.
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