Mr. Belinsky's Bagels
by Ellen Schwartzillustrated by Stefan Czernecki
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Mr. Belinsky's bagel shop, frequented by a colourful group of loyal neighborhood customers, is threatened with competition. When Mr. Belinsky tries to keep up by making cookies and fancy cakes he nearly forgets how to make his delicious bagels.
Themes: multicultural, Jewish bakery, bagels, food, humour
- Winner of the Canadian Children's Book Centre Our Choice Award 1998-1999
"Mr. Belinsky's Bagels are the toast of the town." Publisher's Weekly
“A tasty nosh, indeed!” Kirkus Review
"Ultimately, Mr. Belinsky decides that he prefers making bagels to making money through new customers. In that respect, children also learn an important lesson – being true to oneself is more important than financial gain." Rutgers University Project on Economics and Children
Ellen Schwartz is a highly acclaimed author of twelve books for young children and teen guides to vegetarianism and yoga. She has written Abby's Birds and Mr. Belinsky's Bagels for Tradewind Books. Ellen lives in Burnaby, British Columbia, where she loves to watch the birds that come to her bird feeder all year round.
Stefan Czernecki was born in a refugee camp in Germany and now lives in a small glass apartment one hundred and fifty feet above the ground. For inspiration he travels to faraway places like Tokyo, Mexico City, New York and Marrakesh. Sometimes he just takes a walk around the block. A number of his books are inspired by folk art and set in other countries. He won the Aesop Accolade, the American Folklore Society Award, in 1997.