A Sweet Passover by Lesléa Newman

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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 Lesléa Newman

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Lesléa Newman is the author of more than 50 books for adults and children, including The Eight Nights of Chanukah. She lives in Holyoke, Massachusetts. David Slonim has written and illustrated many children's books. He lives in Anderson, Indiana.
Published March 1, 2012 by Harry N. Abrams. 40 pages
Genres: Children's Books.

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But after eating plain matzah, egg matzah, whole-wheat matzah and chocolate-covered matzah, Miriam awakens on the eighth day of the holiday completely “sick, sick, sick of matzah” and refuses to eat another bite.

Jan 18 2012 | Read Full Review of A Sweet Passover

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But when, after seven days of matzo with butter, matzo with jam, and nearly every other combination of matzo with something, Miriam feels sick and refuses any more of the unleavened bread.

Feb 20 2012 | Read Full Review of A Sweet Passover