the Family Treasury of Jewish Holidays

Overview

The Family Treasury of Jewish Holidays is a compendium of facts, activities, and stories from around the world suitable for use by the entire family.

Recounts the history and rituals of ten Jewish holidays, including appropriate games, recipes, and songs.

Read More Show Less
... See more details below
Paperback (Gift)
$13.83
BN.com price
(Save 23%)$17.99 List Price

Pick Up In Store

Reserve and pick up in 60 minutes at your local store

Other sellers (Paperback)
  • All (60) from $1.99   
  • New (11) from $3.48   
  • Used (49) from $1.99   
Note: Kids' Club Eligible. See More Details.
Sending request ...

Overview

The Family Treasury of Jewish Holidays is a compendium of facts, activities, and stories from around the world suitable for use by the entire family.

Recounts the history and rituals of ten Jewish holidays, including appropriate games, recipes, and songs.

Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
The unabashedly old-fashioned flavor of this oversized volume invites browsing as well as close reading of its profusely illustrated pages. Opening with a discussion of Rosh Hashanah, the book continues through the Jewish calendar, focusing on nine holidays and festivals from Hanukkah and Passover to Tu B' Sh'vat (``the trees' birthday'') and Yom HaShoah (Holocaust Remembrance Day); there is also a section on Shabbat. In addition to her own absorbing, clear explanations, Drucker (Grandma's Latkes) assembles a lavish array of supplemental material, with poems and folktales by Isaac Bashevis Singer and Myra Cohn Livingston as well as recipes, songs, directions for holiday-related crafts-even a play for Purim. Patz's (Moses Supposes His Toeses Are Roses) watercolor illustrations, borders, and accent decoration further enliven the collection. Truly a ``treasury.'' All ages. (Oct.)
Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Opening with Rosh Hashanah, this oversize volume focuses on nine holidays and also discusses Shabbat, supplementing clear explanations with stories by such writers as Isaac Bashevis Singer, crafts and recipes, songs--even a play for Purim. "Truly a treasury," said PW in a starred review. All ages. (Sept.) Copyright 1999 Cahners Business Information.
Children's Literature - Marilyn Bagel
Many books present the Jewish holidays in some form or fashion, but here's one truly worthy of its title. It's a real treasure, not only for the children in the family but for the parents too. A 10-chapter anthology of Jewish holidays, this rich continuum goes well beyond ritual to a wealth of Jewish history and symbolism-a much needed and welcome source for parents. Additionally it includes related songs, recipes, crafts and read-along selections. Many of us who feel wise when it comes to holiday traditions, like making latkes and charosis, fall short at adequately answering all the "whys" that children ask. For instance, why do the rabbi and cantor wear cloth shoes instead of leather on the High Holy Days? Now I have the real answers to this and many other questions.
School Library Journal
K-Gr 4-A collection of stories, songs, games, crafts, and recipes that connect children to 10 Jewish holidays, beginning with Rosh Hashanah, the Head of the Year, and ending with the weekly celebrations of Shabbat, or Sabbath. To amplify and clarify their meanings, Drucker has brought together stories by various Jewish authors through the ages, as well as stories from the Old Testament. Narratives vary in quality of adaptation and translation; many of them are dry. Fortunately, Patz's watercolor-and-ink illustrations lend a sense of brightness and whimsy to a frequently heavy text. The craft instructions and recipes are clearly written, but none mention the need for adult supervision or help, and all need it. However, the author stresses in the introduction that this is a book for families to use together, so perhaps she feels the adult presence is understood. Having all of this material together in one volume will make the book a useful purchase for libraries, synagogues, and families.- Sharon Grover, Arlington County Department of Libraries, VA
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780316193139
  • Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
  • Publication date: 9/1/1999
  • Edition description: Gift
  • Pages: 192
  • Sales rank: 629,844
  • Age range: 9 - 12 Years
  • Product dimensions: 8.62 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Malka Drucker is the author of more than 20 books for adults and children, including several about Jewish traditions. She is also the founding Rabbi of the HaMakom synagogue in Santa Fe, NM.

Nancy Katz is a Baltimore-born artist and children's book author and illustrator. Her paintings have been featured at the Baltimore Museum of Art and in other regional exhibits. Nancy has also lectured about children's book writing and illustrating at the Smithsonian, in several college programs, and at educator and librarian conferences across the country.

Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)