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The Passover Lamb

3.80  ·  Rating Details  ·  44 Ratings  ·  17 Reviews
When a sheep on her family's farm starts acting strangely, Miriam is worried. Spring lambing season is over, so what could be wrong with Snowball? Then-surprise-the sheep gives birth to triplets! When she realizes that the mother has enough milk for only two of her newborns, Miriam knows that the third baby will have to be bottle-fed every four hours. But it's almost Passo ...more
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published January 22nd 2013 by Random House Books for Young Readers (first published January 1st 2013)
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Bobbi Jo
Feb 20, 2016 Bobbi Jo rated it it was amazing
The Passover Lamb
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This is such a great book to read kids about different cultures and religions. In the story the little girl named Meriam is learning to recite the four question said at Passover and she has the responsibility of saying them at dinner. She is feeding the animals on the farm when she realizes one of the is having babies. As they are getting ready to leave for their grandparents house she sees that one of the babies is alone in the corner and the sheep is not taking care of
Mar 04, 2013 Tasha rated it really liked it
Shelves: picture-books
Miriam has been selected to sing the Four Questions at the seder, the special Passover meal, at her grandparent’s house. She has been practicing over and over again. When she discovers that Snowball, one of their ewes, is going to have a baby, the family wonders if it will disrupt their Passover plans. Snowball has her lambs in time, but her third lamb is ignored and she refuses to nurse him. Miriam is very worried for the little lamb, but also wants to head to the seder and sing her part. So sh ...more
Feb 28, 2013 Candy rated it it was amazing
This story is about a young girl named Miriam who has to figure out how to save a baby lamb and her family’s Seder at grandma and grandpa’s house. Snowball decides to have her baby late and surprise! Her baby turns into three and she can only take care of two.

I really enjoyed this story. The pictures are well done and they are colorful.. They capture the eye and make you want to know what the story is about. It is a simple story with just enough words on a page to keep a child wanting to hear
Stephanie Rice
Stephanie Rice- READ 6252
Book Title: The Passover Lamb
Author: Linda Elovitz Marshall

Short Description of the Book: The Passover Lamb is set on the night leading up to the start of Passover. The protagonist, Miriam, is practicing saying the Four Questions in Hebrew for her family party that evening. While practicing Miriam realizes that one of her lamb’s is pregnant and after a short break in time the lamb has three babies. Miriam notices that the mother lamb is not including one of the lambs an
Sarah Truluck
Aug 27, 2015 Sarah Truluck rated it it was amazing
I loved this book. It was a way to teach about Passover without bringing too much religion into schools. I chose the book, because I knew about the Passover and wanted to read the story to find out if it was efferent to the same event and it was.
Mar 06, 2013 Naomi rated it it was amazing
I am become such a fan of this wonderful author of children's books! Ms. Marshall shows, through a little girls eyes, sincere devotion to the intangible, most important pieces of our lives. Little "Miriam" can't wait to see her grandparents (honoring our past) and celebrate the Passover tradition of the Seder with them. On the other hand, she is responsible for "new" lives on her family farm (I won't give it away) and accepts her responsibility graciously and seriously. She is an adorable power ...more
Whole And
Apr 26, 2015 Whole And rated it liked it
A little girl solves a seemingly big problem by taking a new born lamb with her to Passover Dinner. Based on a true story, a light read during Passover.
Jan 18, 2013 Peacegal rated it really liked it
This is the touching story of a little girl who brings an abandoned baby lamb to her family's Passover celebration. This book models compassion and introduces children to a holiday with which they may be unfamiliar.

Veg*n parents note: The only concern is that the little girl appears to have meat on her plate during the holiday dinner (to which she brings her baby lamb to ensure he stays warm and safe). It was a bit disheartening to think she did not extend her tremendous compassion and concern
May 27, 2013 Nancy rated it liked it
Miriam is so excited. It is Passover and this is the year she will sing the Four Questions at the seder. This is her first time and it is special. As she is feeding the sheep, she notices that one of them is acting strangely. She is moaning and seems to be in pain. She calls her parents and they agree that Snowball is probably going to have babies. And she does. Three of them! But she rejects one so it falls to the family to bottle feed the rejected lamb. So now they face the possibility of havi ...more
Mar 25, 2013 Njblack rated it it was amazing
I really enjoyed this book. It is not an award winner, I decided to make it one of my choices anyway because I felt that Jewish stories are rare and open up a wonderful new topic for children of all ages. This story would be good for children pre-school age to around 2nd or 3rd grade. It is based on a true story of the author's childhood and talks about the birth of a lamb that she helps to raise and takes to Passover dinner with her. It could be used around Easter time to help children understa ...more
Sharon Lawler
Miriam has been given the special honor of asking the Four Questions during the Passover Seder at Grandma's and Grandpa's home. When Snowball gives birth to three sheep, she can only care for two. Miriam immediately takes on the responsibility of caring and feeding for the third baby, even though it means the family may need to hold Seder at home. With love all things are solved.
Feb 07, 2013 Elisabeth rated it really liked it
I really like holiday books that aren't only about the holiday itself. This was a nice blend of story and tradition. It was touching how Miriam struggled with her choice to stay with the lamb or attend the seder - even though her dilemma was unique, her feelings were completely relatable. I also liked how she solved the problem on her own. The Author's note rounds out the story nicely.
Son received this book from the PJ Library. Review on Tuesday Tales may be seen here:
Great Books
Feb 20, 2013 Great Books rated it really liked it
Shelves: family
Care, compassion and family traditions abound in this read aloud tale based on a true story.
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Hester Rathbone
Jun 11, 2013 Hester Rathbone rated it liked it
Shelves: home
I thought this was a very sweet book - I enjoyed it. It was like a twist on Charlotte's Web.
Edward Sullivan
Jan 31, 2013 Edward Sullivan rated it really liked it
Shelves: picture-books
A touching story about a young girl caring for an orphaned newborn lamb during Passover.
Mar 14, 2013 Jim rated it it was ok
Shelves: holidays, jewish, sheep
a harmless telling of the Passover
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