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An old couple, with neither food nor candles to celebrate Passover, receive a mysterious visitor who supplies everything they need.
Published January 1st 1978 by Macmillan Publishing Company (first published 1973)
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Recommends it for: Picture-Book Readers Looking for Magical Passover Stories
A poor couple have nothing with which to celebrate the holiday of Passover in this atmospheric picture-book adaptation of a story from the late 19th/early 20th-century Yiddish-language author, I.L. Peretz. Then a mysterious magician comes to their village, and after performing some extraordinary tricks in the public square, seeks them out, asking to be their guest. Confiding that they have nothing, the couple is assured that their guest has everything necessary to celebrate the holiday, and they ...more
I love this children's book about Passover ...more
magical book about Elijah the prophet showing up at a poor family's house on passover -- a nicely illustrated tale
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Uri Shulevitz is a Caldecott Medal-winning illustrator and author. He was born in Warsaw, Poland, on February 27, 1935. He began drawing at the age of three and, unlike many children, never stopped. The Warsaw blitz occurred when he was four years old, and the Shulevitz family fled. For eight years they were wanderers, arriving, eventually, in Paris in 1947. There Shulevitz developed an enthusiasm ...more

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