Guest Storytime with Joy Wieder-CANCELED

In this charming and witty Passover story about kindness, community, tradition, and forgiveness, a little mouse disrupts a town's preparations for the holiday when it steals a piece of leavened bread—or chometz—just as all the houses have been swept clean in time for the holiday.

It's the morning before the start of Passover, and all the villagers have swept their homes clean of leavened bread, in keeping with the traditions of the holiday. Suddenly, a small mouse steals a piece of bread and tears through the town, spoiling everyone's hard work. But just when it seems as if the townsfolk will never be ready for their Seder, the little mouse's actions unwittingly bring everyone together, to work as a group to save the holiday.

Jewish families at Passover will embrace this rollicking, funny, and ultimately inspiring story—based on an original tale from the Talmud—that weaves together the themes of community, kindness, charity, and forgiveness. It's sure to become a modern holiday classic that's shared year after year among the generations.

An afterword discusses the story from the Talmud that the author used as her inspiration and includes a glossary of terms that will be useful to young readers.
 

 

JOY NELKIN WIEDER is the author of over 30 books for children. She is also an illustrator, and her work has been exhibited in libraries and synagogues around the greater Boston area. She is a frequent school and library visitor and runs children's writing sessions on historical fiction, oral history, and Jewish children's books, highlighting Shabbat, family, and ancient Israel. Learn more about her work at jnwieder.com.

Event date: 

Saturday, April 4, 2020 - 11:00am

Event address: 

79 Leonard St
Belmont, MA 02478

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The Passover Mouse Cover Image
By Joy Nelkin Wieder, Shahar Kober (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781984895516
Availability: Available now
Published: Doubleday Books for Young Readers - January 28th, 2020

In this charming and witty Passover story about kindness, community, tradition, and forgiveness, a little mouse disrupts a town's preparations for the holiday when it steals a piece of leavened bread—or chometz—just as all the houses have been swept clean in time for the holiday.


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Age Group(s): 

Juvenile (0 - 7)
Middle Grade (8 - 12)
Young Adult (13 - 18)