Pearl's passover : a family celebration through stories, recipes, crafts, and songs

by Zalben, Jane Breskin.

Format: Print Book 2002
Availability: Available at 6 Libraries 6 of 6 copies
Available (6)
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CLP - East Liberty Children's Seasonal/Holiday j Fic Zalben,
Location  CLP - East Liberty
Collection  Children's Seasonal/Holiday
Call Number  j Fic Zalben,
CLP - Main Library Children's Department - Seasonal/Holiday j Fic Zalben,
Location  CLP - Main Library
Collection  Children's Department - Seasonal/Holiday
Call Number  j Fic Zalben,
CLP - Squirrel Hill Children's Seasonal/Holiday j Fic Zalban,
Location  CLP - Squirrel Hill
Collection  Children's Seasonal/Holiday
Call Number  j Fic Zalban,
Hampton Community Library Juvenile Non-Fiction J 296.437 ZAL
Location  Hampton Community Library
Collection  Juvenile Non-Fiction
Call Number  J 296.437 ZAL
Mt. Lebanon Public Library Children's Holiday j 296.437 Zal
Location  Mt. Lebanon Public Library
Collection  Children's Holiday
Call Number  j 296.437 Zal
Shaler North Hills Library Juvenile Non-Fiction j 296.437 Z
Location  Shaler North Hills Library
Collection  Juvenile Non-Fiction
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It's time for Passover and Pearl and her brother, Avi, are helping to prepare the house for company. Grandma, Grandpa, Aunt Rachel, Uncle Solly, and "the two terrors from Teaneck," cousins Harry and Sophie, are coming to spend the holiday at Pearl's house. Pearl frets about getting along with her cousins. Her brother, Avi, is anxious about reciting the Four Questions at the Seder. But as soon as the guests arrive, Pearl and her cousins are too busy baking matzoh, making Passover place cards, matzoh covers, and preparing the Seder plate to worry about anything. As Pearl's family comes together for Passover, she learns the importance of family and faith and finds out that the real meaning of the holiday only grows stronger when it is shared with loved ones.
Jane Breskin Zalben's intricately detailed, jewel-like illustrations are a delight to the eye and evoke the warmth and joy of Passover. Easy-to-follow instructions and recipes are included for each activity, making this ideal for families who want to include their children in their holiday festivities.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Ages 5-8. This is the fourth in Zalben's series of Jewish holiday books featuring a family of sheep, including little lamb Pearl. Here the connection between characters and holiday is a bit awkward, since lamb's blood is a significant part of the Passover story, a fact not mentioned in the text. Passover is a family time, and though Pearl and her brother aren't too keen on their visiting cousins, they are happy to prepare for the important holiday. The book is organized in an interesting fashion. Chapters on some aspect of the holiday--making matzo, clearing the house of any food with yeast--is followed by several pages of activities, songs, and recipes that will require adult help. Zalben's art, as in previous books, is delicate and sweet yet laced with humor. Besides getting a look at a traditional Passover and how it is celebrated (including such important elements as the order of the seder), this is also a playful look at family dynamics that shows how even the best holidays can be touched by rivalry among relatives. --Ilene Cooper"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Subjects Passover -- Fiction.
Seder -- Fiction.
Jews -- United States -- Fiction.
Publisher New York :Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers,2002
Edition 1st ed.
Language English
Description 48 pages : color illustrations, color map ; 27 cm
ISBN 0689814879
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