A Sweet Passover (Hardcover)

By Lesléa Newman, David Slonim (Illustrator)

Abrams Books for Young Readers, 9780810997370, 40pp.

Publication Date: March 1, 2012

List Price: 17.95*
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In this charming and humorous story, Miriam discovers—with the help of her family and a little matzah bread—the true meaning and importance of Passover. Miriam loves spending time with her family during Passover, and all week long she is happy to eat lots of matzah. But when she wakes up on the last day of the holiday, she is sick of matzah and refuses to eat it ever again. Then Grandpa makes his special matzah brei for the whole family, and Miriam learns there’s more to Passover than just the matzah.

Award-winning illustrator David Slonim brings to life this story by celebrated author Lesléa Newman. The book includes a recipe for matzah brei, a brief summary of the Passover holiday, and a glossary of terms.

Praise for A Sweet Passover

“Deliciously traditional.”

Kirkus Reviews


Sydney Taylor Book Award - Notable book, Younger Readers Category, 2013



About the Author

Lesléa Newman is the author of 70 books for adults and children. Her literary awards include a National Endowment for the Arts poetry fellowship, the Association of Jewish Libraries Sydney Taylor Award, and the Massachusetts Book Award. She lives in Holyoke, Massachusetts.

David Slonim has written and illustrated many children’s books. He lives in Anderson, Indiana.