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Zishe the Strongman

Kar-Ben Favorites

by Robert Rubinstein Author · Woody Miller Illustrator


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At the age of 3, Zishe was lifting a nine-pound hammer in his father's blacksmith shop. By the age of eleven, there was not a bar he couldn't bend or a chain he could not snap.

This is the unusual story of Zishe, a poor Polish Jew, who became the featured Strongman of circuses throughout the world. Based on the true story of Zishe of Lodz.

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Lerner Publishing Group
Kar-Ben Publishing ™
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Kar-Ben Favorites


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Robert Rubinstein (Author)

Robert Rubinstein is a storyteller, author, and middle school teacher. He has performed in many venues nationwide, and traveled with 41 storytellers from across the country to China. He is the creator and director of the Troupe of Tellers from Roo...

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