"The Smartest Woman I Know" by Ilene Beckerman & Giveaway (3 Winners – US/Canada)

What a cute little book!  Ilene Beckerman writes an adorable tribute to her beloved Jewish grandmother, Ettie.  She humourously recounts the bits of advice Ettie dispensed throughout the years – complete with illustrations and pop-art images!

The author lived with her grandmother and grandfather on Madison Ave in New York City in the late 40s.  It is fun to add the scenes of the times to Ettie’s anecdotes, with a side of her Jewish take on life.

At just over a hundred pages, this is a very quick read (it took me less than an hour) but it will warm your heart long after you put the book down.  It may even invoke memories of your own grandmother – and wasn’t she the smartest woman you know?

The publisher has very generously offered giveaway copies of this book to three of you!  That’s right – THREE people will win a copy of this book, please fill out THIS FORM to enter!  Sorry, US and Canadian Addresses only.  Contest ends October 31st.

The Smartest Woman I Know
by Ilene Beckerman
Algonquin Books, 2011
112 pages
Source:  TLC Book Tours


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2 thoughts on “"The Smartest Woman I Know" by Ilene Beckerman & Giveaway (3 Winners – US/Canada)

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  1. Oh! I just love the idea of this one. The pop-up goodness and notes from a grandmother– what's not to love. I'm really falling in love with these illustrated/art filled story books. Thanks so much for sharing– I'll have to find a copy. 🙂

    P.S. I'm failing on the Classics Challenge front 😦 Can't wait for your November post.


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