Grandpa's Gamble

By: Richard Michelson [signed]

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As their parents prepare for the Passover seder, sometime in the era of Babe Ruth, a boy and his sister have to keep quiet, because Grandpa Sam is busy davening (praying). The children are convinced that Grandpa is utterly boring until he begins to tell them about his childhood in Poland and his emigration to America. Michelson (Animals That Ought to Be) departs from the now-familiar pattern of immigration stories by rendering young Sam's disillusionment with the promised land. When Grandpa first arrived in the slums of New York, times were so tough that, as Sam's cousin told him, ""An honest man can't even make a living picking pockets anymore."" Sam learns to cheat at cards and grows rich gambling-- until his young daughter's sudden illness prompts him to make one final, momentous wager with God. The author heightens the plot with his flavorful dialog; Moser's illustrations are rendered in graphite and sepia on antique paper. The artist chooses to illustrate with somber tones that create a counterpoint to the vibrantly tale.

Title: Grandpa's Gamble

Author Name: Richard Michelson [signed]

Illustrator: Barry Moser [signed]

Categories: Illustration, Signed,

Edition: 1st Edition

Publisher: New York, Marshall Cavendish: 1999

ISBN Number: 0761450343

ISBN Number 13: 9780761450344

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: As New

Jacket Condition: As New

Type: Book

Inscription: Signed By Barry Moser & Michaelson

Seller ID: rm16

Keywords: Children