About the Book
This simple retelling of the story of Moses and the Exodus with colorful, folk art-style illustrations makes a lively introduction to the holiday for younger children.
Book SynopsisOn Passover, Jewish people all over the world celebrate their freedom from slavery and their beginnings as a great nation. This simple introduction to the Passover story pairs an engaging retelling with bold illustrations, perfect for young readers. One of the most significant holidays in Jewish tradition, Passover commemorates Moses leading his people out of slavery in Egypt. The Story of Passover recounts the major events of the story in dramatic but accessible language, from Jacob settling in Egypt to the miraculous parting of the Red Sea. The text and images have been vetted for accuracy by a rabbinical authority, and the book includes an author's note about the modern Passover celebration, the seder, and how the different parts of the meal symbolize elements of the story.
About the AuthorDavid A. Adler has won many awards, including a Sydney Taylor Book Award, a Boston Globe-Horn Book Award Honor, the New York Knickerbocker Award, a Golden Kite Honor, and an Orbis Pictus Award Honor. You can visit his website at www.davidaadler.com. Jill Weber is a children's book illustrator and a book designer. Her paintings for Eric A. Kimmel's retelling of Even Higher were praised by Kirkus Reviews for their guileless charm, and the book received an Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Gold Award. She lives in New Hampshire.