Groundwood Books

Abukacha's Shoes

Written by Tamar Tessler

For kids 4 - 7 years old | Published 2015-42- | ISBN 9781554984596
JUVENILE FICTION / Fairy Tales & Folklore / Country & Ethnic

Cover of Abukacha's Shoes

Regular price $16.95 CAD

36 pages | 7.88 in × 9.84 in
Digital Format

Also Available in Print

About this book

Abukacha's Shoes

Tamar Tessler

Abukacha finally throws away his worn out shoes and gets himself a new pair. But the old shoes, somehow, keep finding their way back to him.

When author and illustrator Tamar Tessler was a little girl, her aunt would tell her the story of Abukacha and his shoes — a story that had been told to her by her own Polish aunt, Fella. The plot was always different, but the problem remained the same — Abukacha had the biggest shoes in the world, and he couldn’t get rid of them no matter what he did. Inspired by her husband, who refused to throw away a worn-out pair of shoes, Tamar wrote her own version of the story, and created art that incorporates her cherished family photos.

About the Author

Tamar Tessler

Tamar Tessler is an illustrator and graphic designer living in Tel Aviv. She is a graduate of the Ascola School of Design in Tel Aviv and the Sam Spiegel Film and TV School in Jerusalem, where she studied script writing. This is her first book. 

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