A DIFFERENT KIND OF PASSOVER by Linda Leopold Strauss

A DIFFERENT KIND OF PASSOVER

Age Range: 4 - 7
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KIRKUS REVIEW

Passover is a time of traditional observance, but this year could be different for a young girl.

Jessica is busy practicing the four questions in Hebrew; it is tradition for the youngest child to ask the questions at a family Passover Seder. She is looking forward to joining her grandparents and cousins, and she especially loves that everything is the same from year to year. But things may be different this year. Grandpa has been in the hospital, and even though he has come home, he is not well. Will someone else read the entire Haggadah, the story of the Passover exodus? Who will hide the afikoman, the middle piece of matzo on the Seder table that the children search for and redeem for a gift? Jessica has the answers. Grandpa can stay in his bedroom with the door open and conduct the Seder, reclining on his pillows as is customary. The family works together to prepare the table, and the Seder begins with Grandpa and help from an uncle. Jessica happily finds the afikoman in a very special place. Those who celebrate Passover will find a story that resonates with tradition and family love. The colorful illustrations depict a white family drawn together at a special time.

A girl finds wonderful answers to her Passover questions in this sympathetic tale that will resonate with many families. (Picture book. 4-7)

Pub Date: Feb. 1st, 2017
ISBN: 978-1-5124-0097-7
Page count: 36pp
Publisher: Kar-Ben
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Feb. 1st, 2017




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