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A Big Quiet House

A Big Quiet House It is the man who changes and the world he perceives is transformed With a tiny cluttered house giggling children and a snoring wife one man can t get a good night s sleep If only he thinks I h

  • Title: A Big Quiet House
  • Author: Heather Forest Susan Greenstein
  • ISBN: 9780874836042
  • Page: 330
  • Format: Paperback
  • It is the man who changes, and the world he perceives is transformed With a tiny, cluttered house, giggling children, and a snoring wife, one man can t get a good night s sleep If only, he thinks, I had a big quiet house He throws off his covers and decides to visit the wise old woman at the edge of the village Surely she can help him solve his problem and she doesIt is the man who changes, and the world he perceives is transformed With a tiny, cluttered house, giggling children, and a snoring wife, one man can t get a good night s sleep If only, he thinks, I had a big quiet house He throws off his covers and decides to visit the wise old woman at the edge of the village Surely she can help him solve his problem and she does, but not without giving him some very unusual advice.The woman convinces the man to fill his house with rambling animals, none of which cure his sleeping problem Until one day, the man takes the animals back to where they belong, and he welcomes the rhythmic sound of his wife s snoring This ancient Yiddish folktale proves that quite often, nonsense makes the best sense of all Susan Greenstein s bold illustrations white pencil on black surface with watercolor carry the reader through the warm interiors and peaceful nights of the shtetls of Eastern Europe This story highlights the importance of perspective Everyone has problems, however attitude can dramatically affect perception It is the man who changes, and the world he perceives is transformed.

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    1. Title: A Big Quiet HouseAuthor: Heather ForestIllustrator: Susan GreensteinGenre: European FolktaleTheme(s): Things aren’t as always as bad as they seem.Opening line/sentence: There once was a man whose house was very small. Brief Book Summary: A man thinks that his house is too small and too loud. He wants a bigger, quiet house so he goes to a lady at the end of the street for advice. Her advice is to put his barn animals in his house and it becomes even more loud. He finds this advice strang [...]

    2. Forest, Heather. A Big Quiet House; A Yiddish Folktale from Eastern Europe (1996). The retelling of the original folktale is based on a man who has trouble sleeping. His wife snores too much and his children giggle constantly beside that he believes he has a small home. He visits a wise woman, she advices him to take a big, red chicken, a horse, a cow, a goat and a sheep in to his home. He does as he is told and still can’t manage to sleep. He returns to the wise woman, her advice to him is to [...]

    3. (CIP) Unable to stand his overcrowded and noisy home any longer, a man goes to the wise old woman who lives nearby for advice.(Claudia) A Jewish man in a stetl community needs help: his house is so small, crowded, and noisy. But after taking a collection of farm animals into the house, then putting them all out again, he concludes he is actually living in a big, quiet house. The narrative interspersed with rhyming sections is enjoyable. However, compressing all the action into one night makes th [...]

    4. We read this to complement our middle ages history lesson about Eastern Europe. This folktale comes from the Eastern Europe Yiddish culture and can be found in many different variations. This particular one is a version based on "It Could Always Be Worse" found in A Treasury for Jewish Folklore. The moral of the story: If you look at your everyday problems relative to the big wide worlds, you will oftentimes realize that those problem are much smaller than you think and things can most certainly [...]

    5. GPS: ELAGSE1W1 Write opinion pieces in which they introduce the topic or the name ofthe book they are writing about, state an opinion, supply a reason forthe opinion, and provide some sense of closure.This is a book about a man who learns to appreciate what he already has. It is a good book and it teaches children the lesson to be happy with what they have. Students will be read the book as a group. They will then write what happened in the book, and tell about something they have taken for gran [...]

    6. This is a great folklore. I would use it in my classroom right before Christmas. I would use to talk about how everyone is always wanting better things and they do not realize what they already have.

    7. This folktale is all about appreciating what you have. In the story a man so wrapped up in what he doesn't have, he learns the hard way just how special his house and family really is.

    8. the name Giovanni gave to our new house. one of our favorite books. also beautiful artwork and a story with spiritual implications.

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