Jewish Values: Cakes and Miracles: A Purim Tale

Publisher: 
Publication Year: 
2013
Number of Pages: 
32 p.
Note: 
A favorite story first published in 1991, with artwork by Erika Weihs and winner of a Sydney Taylor Book Award, has been slightly shortened, illustrated anew, and stylistically softened to show more compassion for Hershel’s blindness. Mother’s voice especially is not as sharp and the muted colors, curved lines, and close-up perspectives of the pictures convey a sense of comfort. Despite being sightless, Hershel’s imagination inspires him to create shapes out of cookie dough, winning him approval, the possibility of a productive future, and the ability to help his mother. A note at the end of the story adds information about Purim that the story lacks. In either version, this is essential for every Jewish holiday collection.
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ISBN: 
9780761457013
Book ID: 
1527
Sydney Taylor Winner: 
Yes