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Yiddish with Dick and Jane : Dick and Jane (Hardcover) - Ellis Weiner

Yiddish with Dick and Jane

Dick and Jane (Hardcover)

Hardcover Published: 13th September 2004
ISBN: 9780316159722
Number Of Pages: 112

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Jane is in real estate.

Today is Saturday.

Jane has an open house.

She must schlep the Open House signs to the car.

See Jane schlep.

Schlep, Jane. Schlep.

Schlep, schlep, schlep.

In text that captures the unque rhythms of the original Dick and Jane readers, and in 35 all-new illustrations, a story unfolds in which Dick and Jane--hero and heroine of the classic books for children that generations of Americans have used when learning to read--manage to express shades of feeling and nuances of meaning that ordinary English just can't deliver. How? By speaking Yiddish, employing terms that convey an attitude--part plucky self-assertion, part ironic fatalism. When Dick schmoozes, when Jane kvetches, when their children fress noodles at a Chinese restaurant, the clash of cultures produces genuine hilarity.

About the Author

Ellis Weiner has been an editor of National Lampoon, a columnist for Spy, and a contributor to many magazines, including The New Yorker and the New York Times Magazine. He lives in Pennsylvania.

Barbara Davilman lives in Los Angeles, where she writes for television

ISBN: 9780316159722
ISBN-10: 0316159727
Series: Dick and Jane (Hardcover)
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 112
Published: 13th September 2004
Publisher: Little, Brown & Company
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 18.1 x 13.7  x 1.2
Weight (kg): 0.2
Edition Number: 1