The Dybbuk by Barbara Rogasky
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Sender, the richest man in town, only wants the best for his daughter, Leah. Her husband-to-be must be extremely wealthy. But when Leah and Konin, an orphaned scholar, fall in love, Sender recalls a pact he made long ago with his best friend: If one man had a daughter and the other a son, the two would be married. Though Konin is the son of his beloved friend, Sender cannot bear to permit the poor scholar to wed Leah. Konin dies of a broken heart once he hears Leah has been promised to another. Konin has his revenge, though, on Leah’s wedding day when his spirit inhabits her body and refuses to leave.

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BARBARA ROGASKY owns hundreds of books of poetry and has loved poetry for as long as she can remember. "My older sister was a born teacher, and she introduced me to poetry very early. I love it because it is the closest thing to music. Only poetry and music can describe things as they really are".Ms. Rogasky is the author of many highly acclaimed books for young readers, including Winter Poems, illustrated by Trina Schart Hyman, which received three starred reviews, was an ALA Notable Book, a School Library Journal Best Book of the Year, and a Bulletin for the Center of Children's Books Blue Ribbon Book. She lives in a 175-year-old house in Thetford Hill, Vermont, amidst the spectacular fall foliage that was the inspiration for this book. Leonard Everett Fisher is a well-known and prolific author and illustrator of children's books. He has also written for adults and created illustrations for magazines. In addition, Fisher was dean of the Whitney School of Art and a visiting professor at a number of schools. Fisher was born in 1927 in the Bronx, New York, and started to draw as a small child. After graduating from high school, he studied at Brooklyn College and then entered the army where he worked with a mapmaker. He holds a B.F.A. and a M.F.A. from Yale University. The first book that Fisher illustrated was The Exploits of Xenophon, written by Geoffrey Household and published in 1955. Fisher then illustrated and wrote numerous books himself. He is well known for the Colonial Americans series, for the Nineteenth-Century America series for young adults, and for many other nonfiction works. He has written two works for adults-Masterpieces of American Painting (1985) and Remington and Russell (1986).
Published September 1, 2005 by Holiday House. 64 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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