Book Condition: Fine in 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 unread Fine condition in alike 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.