Strudel Storiesby Joanne Rocklin
Imagine a cozy kitchen in another time and place. A family is baking apple strudel together, and while they work, they tell each other stories of the pastthe cherished stories of their family history. There is the boy who danced with ghosts, the greatest
A lively and evocative novel full of sweet, sad, and funny moments in the history of a Jewish family.
Imagine a cozy kitchen in another time and place. A family is baking apple strudel together, and while they work, they tell each other stories of the pastthe cherished stories of their family history. There is the boy who danced with ghosts, the greatest baseball moment ever, and the almost-a-disaster day. There are stories of braving war, of daring the difficulties of immigration, and of enjoying the simple pleasures of friendship and sportsstories of joy and sadness, mistakes and triumphs, courage and love.
This warm and intimate novel is an inspiring portrait of a truly memorable family.
- Random House Children's Books
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- 5.20(w) x 7.64(h) x 0.37(d)
- Age Range:
- 8 - 12 Years
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An Excerpt from Strudel Stories
"Stories now, Mama?" Isaac asks.
Sarah nods and picks up her mending. Baby Bertha wakes up. Hannah, listening to her mother's stories, holds the baby on her knee. Isaac makes a tower on the floor with the walnut shells, listening too.
Sarah's stories enter the warm oven, smoothing the sugar. As the strudel bakes, the stories tuck themselves between the apple slices. Later, when Hannah and Isaac eat the strudel, it seems they can taste those stories. Stories about Jonah, cheerfully stepping from the belly of a whale. Stories about Moses, striding the floor of the Red Sea.
And stories that grow from a question.
"Did your mama bake strudel when you were a little girl?" Isaac asks.
"Ah," says Sarah, stirring cherry preserves into her tea, "when I was a little girl . . . "
Meet the Author
Joanne Rocklin, the author of over a dozen children's books, including The Very Best Hanukkah Gift, is a former psychologist and elementary school teacher.
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