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Pearl's Passover

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Pearl's Passover

A Family Celebration Through Stories, Recipes, Crafts, and Songs

By Jane Breskin Zalben; Jane Breskin Zalben (Illustrator)

Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing, Hardcover, 9780689814877, 48pp.

Publication Date: January 1, 2002

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Description
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.


About the Author
Jane Breskin Zalben has not only written and illustrated many children's books, but has also designed and acted as art director for most of them. She is the author of the well-known Beni books and many novels for older readers, including Unfinished Dreams. Pearl's Eight Days of Chanukah is the third book in her Pearl series, following Pearl Plants a Tree and Pearl's Marigolds for Grandpa, both of which are ABA Pick of the Lists. In addition to writing and illustrating, Jane devotes much of. her time to teaching and encouraging children and aspiring artists. Presently, she lectures around the country on how to create picture books. She has two grown sons and lives with her husband and her lop-eared rabbit, Zoe, on Long Island, New York.
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