HOW YUSSEL CAUGHT THE GEFILTE FISH: A Shabbos Story.
Il. by Katya Krenina. ISBN 0-525-454497. New York: Dutton
Children's Books, 1999. Unp. $16.99. Yussel loves gefilte fish. Now
he is old enough to accompany his father to Vasser Lake to catch gefilte
fish for his family's Shabbos (Sabbath) meal. The fish are biting,
but Yussel cannot understand why none of the fish he has caught are
round like gefilte fish. Papa reassures him, "Your mama can work
miracles." Later, as Yussel enjoys the Shabbos meal, he is proud to
have contributed to the peace and love of this special time. A glossary
of Yiddish terms, and a recipe for making gefilte fish, are provided.
Ages 5-8. Reviewed by Liane Ford, Chicago Public Schools, IL