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The Knish War on Rivington Street
The Knish War on Rivington Street

The Knish War on Rivington Street

By Joanne Oppenheim, Illustrated by Jon Davis


32 Pages, 8 x 10

Formats: Hardcover Picture Book, PDF

Hardcover Picture Book, $16.99 (US $16.99) (CA $22.99)

Publication Date: August 2017

ISBN 9780807541821

Rights: WOR

Albert Whitman & Company (Aug 2017)

Out of Stock. E-book edition is available.


Benny's family owns a knishery and sells delicious round dumplings. Then the Tisch family opens a store across the street—selling square knishes—and Benny's papa worries. So he lowers his prices! But Mr. Tisch does too. As each knishery tries to outdo the other, Benny helps his papa realize there's room on Rivington Street for more than one knishery.


"A tasty slice of New York City immigrant lore." —Kirkus Reviews

"Both tale and art . . . bring readers back to the turn of the last century, but this story, with its keen observation of human nature, feels very much of today. A welcome jaunt that will be fun to share with young listeners." —Booklist

"A joyful story of people who take pride in their own work, but eventually realize a fundamental truth: there's no such thing as too many knishes." —The Horn Book

"The comic pen and ink illustrations perfectly complement the rollicking text that serves as a great read-aloud." —The Association of Jewish Libraries

Author Biography

Joanne Oppenheim is the author of more than fifty books for and about children. She lives in New York City. Jon Davis has illustrated more than fifty books for publishers across the globe. He currently resides in the United Kingdom.