Monday, March 25, 2013

The Longest Night by Laurel Snyder

This is a story of the Passover with wonderful illustrations.  The illustrations bring the words to life and let you feel the experiences described.

Schwartz & Wade sent me a copy of this book for review (thank you).  It has been published, so check with your local bookstore for a copy.

I like the fact that is told from the perspective of  a small girl living in the village at the time they had to make their exodus.  She's confused, doesn't understand the plagues, her parents aren't explaining anything and then they have to run.  You feel her confusion and fear and wonder.  I'm sure it felt like a night that would never end.

Ms. Snyder does good job of imagining how a girl would feel and she shares her knowledge and memories of the Seder also.

Happy reading. 

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