Book Condition: Fine in Near Fine dust jacket
Edition: First Edition; First Printing
Size: Large 8vo
Publisher: New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1983.
Illustrator: Illustrated by Antonio Frasconi
First edition/first printing in Fine condition in alike, price-clipped dustjacket. Terra cotta colored cloth with embossed cover design and black spine lettering.
Recognizing that Yentyl seems to have the soul and disposition of a man, her father studies the Torah and other holy books with her. When he dies, Yentyl feels she no longer has a reason to remain in the village, and so she cuts off her hair, dresses as a young man, and sets out to find a yeshiva where she can continue her studies and live secretly as a man. Her life becomes entangled in a way she finds too emotionally and physically taxing to maintain. Another wonderful tale from a beloved storyteller. (from the dust-jacket)
Basis for the movie starring Barbra Streisand, Mandy Patinkin, Amy Irving; Woodcuts; 58,  pages.