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Welcoming Elijah: A Passover Tale with a Tail

Welcoming Elijah: A Passover Tale with a Tail


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Winner of the Sydney Taylor Book Award and the National Jewish Book Award, Welcoming Elijah by celebrated author Lesléa Newman, unites a young boy and a stray kitten in a warm, lyrical story about Passover, family, and friendship.

Inside, a boy and his family sit around the dinner table to embrace the many traditions of their Passover Seder around the dinner table. Outside, a cat wonders, hungry and alone. When it's time for the symbolic Passover custom of opening the family's front door for the prophet Elijah, both the boy and the cat are in for a remarkable surprise.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781580898829
Publisher: Charlesbridge
Publication date: 01/28/2020
Pages: 32
Sales rank: 178,454
Product dimensions: 8.70(w) x 10.90(h) x 0.40(d)
Lexile: AD430L (what's this?)
Age Range: 5 - 8 Years

About the Author

Lesléa Newman has written more than seventy books and anthologies, including the highly successful and controversial picture book Heather Has Two Mommies. She is also the author of October Mourning: A Song for Matthew Shepard and Sparkle Boy.

Susan Gal holds a BFA from Art Center College of Design and has illustrated several books for children, including Abracadabra, It's Spring! and Here Is the World: A Year of Jewish Holidays.

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Inside, there was laughter. Outside, there was silence. 
Inside, a boy hugged his family. Outside, a kitten sat alone. 
Inside, the boy waited for the Seder to start. Outside, the kitten waited for the moon to rise. 
Tonight would be different from all other nights. The boy knew this. The kitten did, too.

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