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Other editions of book It Could Always Be Worse; A Yiddish folk tale retold and with pictures by Margot Zemach.

  • It Could Always Be Worse: A Yiddish Folk Tale

    Margot Zemach

    Paperback (Square Fish, Sept. 1, 1990)
    Once upon a time a poor unfortunate man lived with his mother, his wife, and his six children in a one-room hut.Because they were so crowded, the children often fought and the man and his wife argued. When the poor man was unable to stand it any longer, he ran to the Rabbi for help.As he follows the Rabbi's unlikely advice, the poor man's life goes from bad to worse, with increasingly uproarious results. In his little hut, silly calamity follows foolish catastrophe, all memorably depicted in full-color illustrations that are both funnier and lovelier than any this distinguished artist has done in the past.It Could Always Be Worse is a 1977 New York Times Book Review Notable Children's Book of the Year and Outstanding Book of the Year, and a 1978 Caldecott Honor Book.
    K
  • It Could Always Be Worse: A Yiddish Folk Tale

    Margot Zemach

    Library Binding (Paw Prints 2007-06-28, June 28, 2007)
    A Caldecott Honor Book An ALA Notable Book Fanfare, The Horn Book's Honor List A New York Times Book Review Notable Children's Book of the Year A New York Times Outstanding Book of the Year The Caldecott Honor book, now in a paperback Spanish edition
  • It Could Always Be Worse: A Yiddish Folk Tale

    Margot Zemach

    Library Binding (Perfection Learning, Sept. 1, 1990)
    Once upon a time a poor unfortunate man lived with his mother, his wife, and his six children in a one-room hut.Because they were so crowded, the children often fought and the man and his wife argued. When the poor man was unable to stand it any longer, he ran to the Rabbi for help.As he follows the Rabbi's unlikely advice, the poor man's life goes from bad to worse, with increasingly uproarious results. In his little hut, silly calamity follows foolish catastrophe, all memorably depicted in full-color illustrations that are both funnier and lovelier than any this distinguished artist has done in the past.
  • It Could Always Be Worse: A Yiddish Folk Tale

    Margot Zemach

    Hardcover (Farrar Straus & Giroux, April 1, 1990)
    Unable to stand his overcrowded and noisy home any longer, a poor man goes to the Rabbi for advice.
    K
  • It Could Always Be Worse

    Margot Zemach

    School & Library Binding (Turtleback, Sept. 1, 1990)
    FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY. Unable to stand his overcrowded and noisy home any longer, a poor man goes to the Rabbi for advice.
    K
  • It Could Always Be Worse; A Yiddish folk tale retold and with pictures by Margot Zemach.

    Atha Tehon, Margot Zemach

    Hardcover (Rarrar, Straus, Giroux, Aug. 16, 1978)
    A Yiddish folk story about a man and his large, active family who live with his mother in a little hut. The man goes to his Rabbi for help, and receives some interesting advice.
  • It Could Always Be Worse: A Yiddish Folk Tale

    Margot Zemach

    Paperback (Square Fish, Sept. 1, 1990)
    Once upon a time a poor unfortunate man lived with his mother, his wife, and his six children in a one-room hut.Because they were so crowded, the children often fought and the man and his wife argued. When the poor man was unable to stand it any longer, he ran to the Rabbi for help.As he follows the Rabbi's unlikely advice, the poor man's life goes from bad to worse, with increasingly uproarious results. In his little hut, silly calamity follows foolish catastrophe, all memorably depicted in full-color illustrations that are both funnier and lovelier than any this distinguished artist has done in the past. It Could Always Be Worse is a 1977 New York Times Book Review Notable Children's Book of the Year and Outstanding Book of the Year, and a 1978 Caldecott Honor Book.
    S
  • It Could Always Be Worse

    Margot Zemach

    Hardcover (Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, Aug. 16, 1976)
    vintage children's book
  • It Could Always be Worse

    Margot Zemach

    Paperback (Scholastic Inc., March 15, 1976)
    A family learns to share their small house in peace after sharing it with the animals.
  • IT COULD ALWAYS BE WORSE A YIDDISH FOLK TALE RETOLD

    Margot Zemach, Drawings

    Hardcover (Farrar Straus Giroux, March 15, 1989)
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  • It Could Always Be Worse

    Margot Zemach

    Paperback (Scholastic, Jan. 1, 1986)
    A Caldecott Honor Book An ALA Notable Book Fanfare, The Horn Book's Honor List A New York Times Book Review Notable Children's Book of the Year A New York Times Outstanding Book of the Year The Caldecott Honor book, now in a paperback Spanish edition
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  • It Could Always Be Worse

    Margot Zemach

    Paperback (Scholastic, Jan. 16, 1986)
    A Caldecott Honor Book An ALA Notable Book Fanfare, The Horn Book's Honor List A New York Times Book Review Notable Children's Book of the Year A New York Times Outstanding Book of the Year The Caldecott Honor book, now in a paperback Spanish edition