Jewish Values: Butterfly Seeds, The

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Publication Year: 
1996
Number of Pages: 
32 p.
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A beautifully illustrated picture book that universalizes the immigrant experience by centering the story on a little boy who comes to New York's Lower East Side with a package of seeds given him by his grandfather, who has stayed behind. Grandpa has told Jake to plant the seeds in his new garden and "like magic, you'll have hundreds of butterflies." With no gardens to be found among the tenements where he lives, Jake gets the help of neighbors of various ethnic groups who live in his diverse community. He fears that the magic Grandpa has told him about won't work in America but after a hard rain, and to the neighbors' delight, butterflies do emerge from the window box that Jake has lovingly cared for. This gentle, quiet story imparts wholesome values without preaching.
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ISBN: 
688141323
Book ID: 
454
Sydney Taylor Winner: 
No
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