Milk and Honey: A Year of Jewish Holidays

Milk and Honey: A Year of Jewish Holidays

by Jane Yolen, Louise August
     
 
Now Jewish families can celebrate the holidays with Milk and Honey, a lavishly illustrated new collection that includes information on history and customs, stories, poems, songs with piano and guitar accompaniment and a play. Written by Jane Yolen and illustrated by acclaimed artist Louise August, this book leads readers through the Jewish calendar year. Full color.

Overview

Now Jewish families can celebrate the holidays with Milk and Honey, a lavishly illustrated new collection that includes information on history and customs, stories, poems, songs with piano and guitar accompaniment and a play. Written by Jane Yolen and illustrated by acclaimed artist Louise August, this book leads readers through the Jewish calendar year. Full color.

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Jan Lieberman
This book is a special delight. Yolen relates stories to accompany the religious significance of each of the holidays. Some are Chasidic, Talmudic, or folktales, but always Ms. Yolen's voice is that of the storyteller. Familiar songs are included along with the music. The paintings add to the charm and beauty of the book. The book begins with Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur and continues through the year ending with an explanation of the Sabbath.
School Library Journal
Gr 3-6-Yolen takes readers through the traditional Jewish calendar year beginning with Rosh Hashanah and ending with the weekly celebration of the Sabbath. The history and most important aspects of the observances are accompanied by evocative poems, traditional songs and stories, and a playlet for Purim. The illustrations and decorations are richly done in warm, lush colors that add to the general festivity. Malka Drucker's Family Treasury of Jewish Holidays (Little, 1994) is more complete, including "new" holidays, such as Yom Hashoah, which commemorates the Holocaust, as well as crafts and recipes. However, the general attractiveness and warmth of Yolen's book, the original poetry, and the clear explanations of the holidays commend it for any collection.-Amy Kellman, The Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780399226526
Publisher:
Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
Publication date:
08/27/1996
Pages:
80
Product dimensions:
8.30(w) x 10.32(h) x 0.56(d)
Age Range:
9 - 12 Years

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