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Sarah's Passover
Contributor(s): Bullard, Lisa, Basaluzzo, Constanza (Illustrator)

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ISBN: 0761385827     ISBN-13: 9780761385820
Publisher: Millbrook Pr
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Binding Type: Paperback - See All Available Formats & Editions
Published: April 2012
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Annotation: Explains the significance of the holiday, discussing the traditional foods and customs.

Click for more in this series: Cloverleaf Books: Holidays and Special Days
Additional Information
Library of Congress Subjects:
Passover; Juvenile literature.
BISAC Categories:
- Juvenile Nonfiction | Readers
- Juvenile Nonfiction | Holidays & Celebrations | Passover
Dewey: 296.4/37
LCCN: 2011028789
Lexile Measure: 450
Academic/Grade Level: Grade 1-2, Age 6-7
Series: Cloverleaf Books: Holidays and Special Days
Book type: Easy Non Fiction
Physical Information: 9.50" H x 9.25" W x 0.25" (0.30 lbs) 24 pages
Scholastic Reading Counts Info
Quiz #: Q58038
Reading Level: 2.5   Interest Level: Grades K-2   Point Value: 1.0
 
Descriptions, Reviews, Etc.

Reviewed by Horn Book Guide Reviews (Horn Book Guide Reviews 2012 Fall)
Emma's story reflects her family's African American and Russian American heritage (no mention that Russian Orthodox Easter usually falls on a different date than other Christian sects). Rashad and his Muslim family observe Ramadan. Sarah prepares for her role in asking the "Four Questions." Bright, cheerful illustrations will draw readers to these simple introductions; text boxes provide more details than the young narrators do. Reading list, websites. Glos., ind. [Review covers these Cloverleaf Books: Holidays and Special Days titles: Emma's Easter, Rashad's Ramadan and Eid al-Fitr, and Sarah's Passover.]

Reviewed by School Library Journal Reviews (SLJ Reviews 2012 May)

K-Gr 2—This oversimplified mix of fiction and nonfiction fails on both fronts. Fictional Sarah speaks directly to readers to explain Passover, plodding through a dull chronology of customs with no story line. Fact boxes appear on each page to provide additional information. The back matter includes a weak craft suggestion, a glossary that defines a word that's not even in the text (synagogue), and an odd choice of titles on the further-reading list. The text is accurate enough, but there is too little detail to serve as an introduction to the holiday, and those already in the know will find it boring. The bright, cartoon-style illustrations are the most attractive aspect of the book. Perhaps Jewish early readers will enjoy having information at their own level, but the book doesn't succeed as a teaching tool or as a story.—Heidi Estrin, Feldman Children's Library at Congregation B'nai Israel, Boca Raton, FL

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