The Secret Shofar of Barcelona

The Secret Shofar of Barcelona

By Jacqueline Dembar Greene; Doug Chayka (Illustrator)

Kar-Ben Publishing, Library Binding, 9780822599159, 1pp.

Publication Date: August 2009

Musician Don Fernando longs to hear the sounds of the shofar on the High Holidays, but, like the other secret Jews in Inquisition Spain, he must hide his religion. But when he is asked to perform a symphony celebrating the new world, he and his son Rafael devise a daring plan to usher in the Jewish New Year right in plain sight of the Spanish nobility!

About the Author
Jacqueline Dembar Greene is the award-winning author of some 20 books and
short stories for young readers. She has written picture books, historical
novels, and non-fiction books. She is also a photographer, and some of her
photos illustrate her non-fiction stories and books.

DOUG CHAYKA has illustrated several highly-praised picture books. He also teaches illustration at Pratt Institute and Ringling College of Art, and his work has been displayed in the Society of Illustrators Best of Children's Book Art exhibit. He and his wife live in Brooklyn, New York.