of the Year 2000 Sydney Taylor Award
1999 Smithsonian Notable Book of the Century
1999 Bay Area Book Reviewers Association Award Nominee
A Bank Street College of Education 1999 Best Children’s Book of the Year
New York Public Library List of 100 Titles for Reading and
A Year 2000 IRA Notable Book for a Global Society
"The combination of Schur’s poetic prose and Kimberly Bulcken Root’s gorgeous illustrations make The Peddler’s Gift a beautiful book to read, to look at, and to think about." Linda Starr, Education World, 1999
rhythmic and controlled."
The Horn Book
"This nuanced portrait
of shtetl life opens a window onto a lost world."
"A season standout!"
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
"The author has a talent for developing
complex themes with a luminous clarity of language." American Jewish Library Newsletter
"This gentle story
is written with a fine folkloric tone that evokes both the
richness and simplicity of a time long past." School Library Journal
"Schur writes with
poetic grace... with color and depth, making a painful incident
poignant and underscoring some of life's elusive lessons." San Francisco Examiner