Rebecca's Journey Home

Rebecca's Journey Home

by Brynn O Sugarman
     
 

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A Jewish family adopts a baby from Vietnam and her new brothers eagerly await her homecoming.

This is a fixed-format ebook, which preserves the design and layout of the original print book.

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A Jewish family adopts a baby from Vietnam and her new brothers eagerly await her homecoming.

This is a fixed-format ebook, which preserves the design and layout of the original print book.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
On the eve of adopting a baby girl from Vietnam, a Jewish family reflects on their happy preparations for her arrival and their eagerness for her to become an addition to their family, as well as a blessed part of the Jewish people. In a realistic, childlike manner, brothers Jacob and Gabriel raise the points that their new sister will be Vietnamese, Jewish and American all at the same time, opening the door for further discussion. Debut author Sugarman skillfully weaves the Steins' observation of their religion into a contemporary tale that contains details about how an international adoption might work and the baby's conversion to Judaism. (She writes from personal experience; her daughter was adopted from Vietnam.) The joyous tone of how adoption helps a family grow in love and in faith gives this title its appeal. Shapiro's gently stylized watercolors, sometimes suggesting the work of Giselle Potter, bring warmth and heart to the proceedings. Ages 4-8. (Oct.) Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.
School Library Journal
K-Gr 4-Jacob and Gabe, ages eight and four, prepare for their mother's trip to Vietnam to bring home their new baby sister. The author is successful in explaining both the intricacies of adoption procedures as well as details of life in an observant Jewish home. A smattering of Vietnamese culture is also included. The appealing and bright watercolor illustrations show touches of whimsy and lightheartedness that add to the story. The true multicultural aspect of this book emerges as the baby is immersed into the Mikvah (ritual bath) and given her Hebrew name. She is Vietnamese, American, and Jewish, and, Mrs. Stein says, "she'll be many more things someday." Mr. Stein replies, "You can be as many things as you want to be. Or at least you can try."-Lisa Silverman, Sinai Temple Library, Los Angeles Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781480482302
Publisher:
Kar-Ben Publishing
Publication date:
05/06/2014
Series:
Lerner Life Cycle Series
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
32
File size:
15 MB
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This product may take a few minutes to download.
Age Range:
4 - 8 Years

Meet the Author

Brynn Olenberg Sugarman graduated from SUNY Binghamton with a BA in Creative Writing and from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem with an MA in English Literature. She is the author of Rebecca’s Journey Home, an award-winning picture book. Brynn lives with her husband and three children in Ra’anana, Israel, close to the sparkling Mediterranean Sea.

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