Matzo Ball Moon (Paperback)

By Leslea Newman, Elaine Greenstein (Illustrator)

HMH Books for Young Readers, 9780618604814, 32pp.

Publication Date: January 17, 2006

List Price: 5.95*
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Description

Eleanor's grandmother, Bubbe, makes chicken soup with matzo balls every Passover, and this year is no exception. With Eleanor's help, Bubbe makes some of the lumpiest, bumpiest, yummiest-looking matzo balls Eleanor has ever seen. These matzo balls are so delicious that no one in Eleanor's family can resist sneaking a taste, each thinking one or two matzo balls will never be missed. But when it comes time to serve the soup at the Passover meal, there aren't enough matzo balls for everyone-until Eleanor find one last matzo ball in a very unexpected place! Expressive, cheerful illustrations complement this warm story of a family's celebration of the Passover holiday and their rediscovery of its true meaning.


About the Author

Lesléa Newman is the author of more than 40 books, including Matzo Ball Moon and Remember That. She lives in Massachusetts.


Elaine Greenstein has illustrated a dozen picture books, some of which she also wrote. As a child, she says, “Our house was on the beach. I was interested in birds, especially the families of geese”—an interest she had in common with Konrad Lorenz. A native New Yorker, Ms. Greenstein lives in Brooklyn, N.Y.