Matzo Ball Moon by Leslea Newman

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Eleanor's grandmother, Bubbe, makes chicken soup with matzo balls every Passover, and this year is no exception. With Eleanor's help, Bubbe makes some of the lumpiest, bumpiest, yummiest-looking matzo balls Eleanor has ever seen. These matzo balls are so delicious that no one in Eleanor's family can resist sneaking a taste, each thinking one or two matzo balls will never be missed. But when it comes time to serve the soup at the Passover meal, there aren't enough matzo balls for everyone-until Eleanor find one last matzo ball in a very unexpected place! Expressive, cheerful illustrations complement this warm story of a family's celebration of the Passover holiday and their rediscovery of its true meaning.

About Leslea Newman

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Lesl?a Newman is the author of more than 40 books, including Matzo Ball Moon and Remember That. She lives in Massachusetts. Elaine Greenstein has illustrated a dozen picture books, some of which she also wrote. As a child, she says, "Our house was on the beach. I was interested in birds, especially the families of geese"-an interest she had in common with Konrad Lorenz. A native New Yorker, Ms. Greenstein lives in Brooklyn, N.Y.
Published March 23, 1998 by Clarion Books. 32 pages
Genres: Religion & Spirituality, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, Education & Reference. Fiction

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For Eleanor and her family, the highlight of Passover is having Bubbe come and make her fabulous matzo ball soup. This year the recipe turns out so well that no one can enter the kitchen without sneak

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