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Posted May 17, 2009
Jewish time travel book for kids! Riveting, entertaining, and educational.
This book reminded me a little bit of the Magic Tree House books, but with a Jewish theme. Written for a slightly older audience, the main character travels back in time to his great-grandfather's Jewish shtetl in Eastern Europe where they face problems like storing food for the winter and keeping it away from the soldiers who like to steal it. Jesse creatively solves the problem and helps the community flee to safety in Canada. The story may be frightening to some children; however it is a gentle introduction to pogroms and other fearsome historical experiences of Jews in Eastern Europe. It is also interesting in that the modern characters live in Canada and sought freedom there, rather than in the United States. The story continues in the sequel "Yossi's Goal".Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.