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The Cracked Potter - a limited edition chapbook by Izzy Abrahmson
  • The Cracked Potter - a limited edition chapbook by Izzy Abrahmson
  • The Cracked Potter - a limited edition chapbook by Izzy Abrahmson

The Cracked Potter - a limited edition chapbook by Izzy Abrahmson

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On the edge of the Black Forest is a small village called Chelm. One day, a visitor arrives, covered with mud. Nava Ortlieb says she’s a potter and an artist. Shoshana Cantor isn’t so sure.

The Cracked Potter is a humorous and heartwarming story about the struggle of art versus craft, and two women with different

NOT available on Amazon!
On the edge of the Black Forest is a small village called Chelm. One day, a visitor arrives, covered with mud. Nava Ortlieb says she’s a potter and an artist. Shoshana Cantor isn’t so sure.

The Cracked Potter is a humorous and heartwarming story about the struggle of art versus craft, and two women with different expectations, who find common ground, and seize an opportunity.

From the author of the award-winning Village Life Series, Izzy Abrahmson.

“Abrahmson’s prose savvily mixes the homey and the surreal… he’s a master…” –Publishers Weekly

Limited Edition of 250 copies, signed and numbered. $20 plus $5 shipping within the USA 66 pages. Softcover. Printed in the USA

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 Turn bed time into fun family time! 

"something that tired parents will welcome at the end of a long day — stories read gently." – Alan Rosenberg, former editor and audiobook reviewer for the Providence Journal

The Bed Time Story Book - and Audiobook – is a wonderfully original collection of 36 stories that will entertain the entire family.

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Humor, Horror and Stanks: Ride monster waves, search for lost cookies, confront a witch, and battle the forces of Fectville with stench-filled water guns. Audiobook Bonus: Two live performance tracks. 

Ever been to the beach? Gone trick or treating? Heard ghost stories at summer camp? Conducted scientific reanimation experiments in the basement? A great read about ordinary kids who get into extraordinary trouble. 

"My friends and I just wanted to relax and have fun. We didn’t mean to get into trouble. The trouble always found us…"

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audio book"Author/narrator Mark Binder is a dream… Binder's own vocal sound effects, appropriate music, humor, and humanity make these stories a pleasure for all ages." – AudioFile Magazine

"Binder is a skilled writer and performer, and in these stories he’s as charming as ever…" –USA TODAY NETWORK

A bit of comedy, a dash of science fiction, a splosh of horror, and a lot of Fun, Funny, Spooky Adventures from the Audie Award Nominated author of “The Zombie Cat”

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Bed Time Series

Books and stories for young and emerging readers. The Bed Time Story Book and Kings, Wolves… start easy, and  are designed to grow with your child. Cinderella Spinderella is the classic story with an empowering "spin." Transmit Joy is just an awesome audiobook. 

Bed Time Story Book (PK-1)
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This collection is my favorite. It’s a blend of 36 classic and original stories (with some poems) that’s designed for early learners and readers. From Goldilocks to Cinderella with a few unexpected tales that will become favorites.
Each story has a line illustration, and the volume is loaded with tips for caregivers to make reading fun!

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Kings, Wolves, Princesses and Lions (Grades 1-2)
  • Kings, Wolves, Princesses and Lions (Grades 1-2)
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Aesop and Anansi, Rapunzel, The Brave Little Tailor, Stone Soup, at Valley Forge and many more… So much fun. An excellent primer for young readers… Classic tales retold with new energy… New tales that seem timeless, and a few old favorites that preserve the flavor of years gone by.

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Cinderella Spinderella (softcover for grades K-2)
  • Cinderella Spinderella (softcover for grades K-2)

Cinderella Spinderella (softcover for grades K-2)

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A new "spin" on the classic. Eleanor lives alone with her two stepsisters. Although she is in a wheelchair, they crawl downstairs to the basement where ashes and cinders get in her hair… It's more than a story about a dress… Eleanor becomes her own person, not by magic, but by discovering herself. Beautifully Illustrated by Steve Mardo.

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Groston Series

"When I was a kid, I had an older sister, Ellen, and more friends than I could count. These are our adventures."
It Ate My Sister and The Zombie Cat can be read in any order.
The Groston Rules is for adults or YA.

The Zombie Cat (Groston Middle Book 2)
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Witches, Tsunami, Toxic Chemicals and Tossed Cookies A book about ordinary kids who get into extraordinary trouble.


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What happens when Rover brings his sister's cat from the dead? What happens when Adam finally goes boogie boarding? Was it really a good idea for Charlie to take candy from the doorstep of the witch's house? And what about the inter-school game of capture the flag played with stinky water balloons?

Epic humor, horror and pungent stanks… (Softcover. Grades 3 through adults with a sense of humor.)

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THE GROSTON RULES - (Groston High)
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Shortlisted for the 2020 Ruth Bardsley Reads Award! (NOT for children) THE GROSTON RULES is an edgy book with suspenseful twists and turns. It is a captivating and lighthearted tale about teens in trouble, surviving through their strong friendships. "Immensely likable characters on an enthralling and entertaining journey." – Kirkus Reviews (Limited first edition softcover 380 p. signed by the author.) NOT a book for children.

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Rhode Island & Ragnarok

Stories and legends about The Ocean State. And an epic retelling of Norse Mythology. 
Limited edition printed books, also available in audio.

Roger Williams vs. The Big Blue Bug
  • Roger Williams vs. The Big Blue Bug

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The Seagull has landed! Three Legends from Rhode Island – signed Limited Edition
The truth behind The Big Blue Bug. What is a Clam Shake? Plus a heartwarming RI Romance…

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Roger Williams vs. The Big Blue Bug

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Two signed limited edition books and the audiobook.

"One of Rhode Island's Best Storytellers" –The Providence Journal

• a collection of horror stories.
• a collection of legends (that I made up.)
• plus the live audiobook!
(You'll get to pick which title for the legends book, because we have three different variations. The inside text is the same, just the cover changes.)

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The Village Life Series

"On the edge of the Black Forest is a small village…"
Written under the pen name of Izzy Abrahmson, these books can be read in any order. 

The Cracked Potter - a limited edition chapbook by Izzy Abrahmson
  • The Cracked Potter - a limited edition chapbook by Izzy Abrahmson
  • The Cracked Potter - a limited edition chapbook by Izzy Abrahmson
In cart Not available Out of stock
$20.00

NOT available on Amazon!
On the edge of the Black Forest is a small village called Chelm. One day, a visitor arrives, covered with mud. Nava Ortlieb says she’s a potter and an artist. Shoshana Cantor isn’t so sure.

The Cracked Potter is a humorous and heartwarming story about the struggle of art versus craft, and two women with different expectations, who find common ground, and seize an opportunity.

From the author of the award-winning Village Life Series, Izzy Abrahmson.

“Abrahmson’s prose savvily mixes the homey and the surreal… he’s a master…” –Publishers Weekly

Limited Edition of 250 copies, signed and numbered. $20 plus $5 shipping within the USA 66 pages. Softcover. Printed in the USA

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The Village Feasts - Passover stories of food and laughter
  • The Village Feasts - Passover stories of food and laughter
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"…charming…Readers young and old will be delighted…" – Publishers Weekly
" wryly funny with dollops of heartwarming schmaltz." – Kirkus Reviews
Return to The Village with these 10 delightful Passover Tales.
Written under a pen name, Izzy Abrahmson’s THE VILLAGE FEASTS warms the heart
Ten tasty tales adults and children of all ages will enjoy again and again. Delightful and amusing.
THE VILLAGE FEASTS is the follow-up collection to WINTER BLESSINGS by National Jewish Book Award For Family Literature nominee Izzy Abrahmson.
• Mrs. Chaipul refuses to cook.
• The Gold family can’t afford matzah (unleavened bread).
• Reb Stein, the baker wants to set a world record.
• But why would anyone eat matzah made from cabbage?
Izzy Abrahmson’s THE VILLAGE FEASTS is rich with the kind of misadventures and ingenious solutions to problems that can only come from residents of The Village. The stories dance with a traditional feel around contemporary issues. (You can also order it on Amazon and many other platforms at https://books2read.com/village-feasts)

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The Village Feasts - Audiobook
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"Ten sweet, silly stories of life during the holiday [of Passover] in the little Eastern European village… Binder brings a twinkle that makes the stories shine even brighter, as does the soulful klezmer of longtime Rhode Island musician Fishel Bresler."– The Providence Journal

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Indy Stores…

We love and encourage you to support Indy Stores.
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- Stillwater Books - West Warwick, RI 
- Stock Culinary, Providence, RI
- Heartleaf Books, Providence, RI
- Inkfish Books, Warren, RI
- The Matchbox, Providence, RI
- Curiosity & Co., Jamestown, RI
– Rarities Books and Bindery, Wakefield, RI
- Ocean State Souvineers, Warwick, RI
- Bubbe's Market, Providence, RI
- Gansett Goods, Narragansett, RI
- Paper Nautilus, Providence, RI
- A Peaceable Kingdom, Providence, RI
- Sacred Cow - Munroe Dairy, East Providence, RI
- Summit General Store, Summit, RI
- Books on the Square (might need to order), Providence, RI
- The Yiddish Book Center, Amherst, MA
- Israel Book Shop, Brookline, MA
- Shakespeare & Co, Vienna, Austria