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Study The Power of Light short story by Isaac Bashevis Singer with our study guide and lesson plans - companion book to our Hiding Place Study Guide 

New York Times Book Review Notable Children's Book of the Year. An ALA Notable Children's Book.

"This delightful collection of short stories is a book of diverse pleasures and beauties, of laughter and reverence. it may well turn out to be one of the best and longest loved of all Mr. Singer's books." -Edmund Fuller, The Wall Street Journal

Thirty-six stories by the Nobel Prize winner, including some of his most famous such as "Zlateh the Goat," "Mazel and Shlimazel," and "The Fools of Chelm and the Stupid Carp." 

This book includes the short story, The Power of Light. Our study guide for The Hiding Place includes a free mini study guide for this short story, a moving tale of Hanukkah and two Jewish teens escaping Nazi-controlled Poland.  

Isaac Bashevis Singer is known for Yiddish fiction, including Singer's story, "Yentl, the Yeshiva Boy," which was adapted into a film by that name (1983) starring and directed by Barbra Streisand.

Book Author:
Isaac Bashevis Singer
World Literature, Christian Authors
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Page Count:
338 pages