Celebrate! : stories of the Jewish holidays

by Berger, Gilda.

Format: Print Book 1998
Availability: Available at 4 Libraries 4 of 4 copies
Available (4)
Location Collection Call #
CLP - Squirrel Hill Children's Non-Fiction Collection qj BM690.B47 1998
Location  CLP - Squirrel Hill
Collection  Children's Non-Fiction Collection
Call Number  qj BM690.B47 1998
Dormont Public Library Juvenile Non-Fiction J 296.4 B45
Location  Dormont Public Library
Collection  Juvenile Non-Fiction
Call Number  J 296.4 B45
Northern Tier Regional Library Juvenile J 296.4 BERGE
Location  Northern Tier Regional Library
Collection  Juvenile
Call Number  J 296.4 BERGE
Plum Community Library Juvenile Non-Fiction J 296.43 BER
Location  Plum Community Library
Collection  Juvenile Non-Fiction
Call Number  J 296.43 BER
This sparkling collection of stories, recipes, crafts, and commentary introduces readers to the eight major Jewish holidays. Each story is accompanied by three sections: What We Celebrate, How We Celebrate, and Crafts and Food.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Gr. 3-5, younger for reading aloud. Berger presents a retelling and explication of eight Jewish occasions: Shabbat, Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur, Sukkoth, Hanukkah, Purim, Pesach, and Shavuot. She devotes one chapter to each holiday, including the biblical or Talmudic story, dramatized by a full-page, watercolor illustration; a brief summary of the holiday, with a time line indicating the point in history that the celebrated event occurred; examples of customs (dipping apples into honey to represent wishes for a sweet new year, etc.); and suggested activities and recipes, most requiring adult supervision. More and better illustrations would have enhanced the activities section (the symbols suggested for using on Jewish New Year cards are too small for easy tracing), and a glossary of the many transliterated Hebrew words would have been helpful. Although this seems intended primarily for Jewish children, it introduces concepts and activities suitable for sharing within any classroom or library setting. (Reviewed October 1, 1998)0590935038Karen Simonetti"
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Publisher's Weekly Review: "Including the historical significance of the major holidays of the Jewish faith, "Berger's lively, detailed and all-around enjoyable collection is indeed something to celebrate," said PW in a starred review. "Catalanotto's dramatic watercolors illustrate such legendary scenes as a Hanukkah lamp burning bright and Queen Esther saving her people from King Ahasuerus." Ages 5-9. (Oct.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved"
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Additional Information
Subjects Fasts and feasts -- Judaism -- Juvenile literature.
Fasts and feasts -- Judaism.
Publisher New York :Scholastic Press,1998
Edition 1st ed.
Contributors Catalanotto, Peter.
Language English
Notes Includes index.
Description xii, 114 pages : illustrations (some color), color map ; 29 cm
ISBN 0590935038 (alk. paper)
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