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The longest night : a Passover story /

by Snyder, Laurel; Chien, Catia [ill.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New York : Schwartz & Wade Books, 2013Edition: 1st ed.Description: 1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 27 cm.ISBN: 9780375969423 :; 037596942X :.Subject(s): Stories in rhyme | Jews -- History -- To 1200 B.C. -- Fiction | Egypt -- History -- Eighteenth dynasty, ca. 1570-1320 B.C. -- Fiction | Slavery -- Fiction | Bible O.T. -- History of Biblical events -- FictionSummary: A child in Egypt tells what the Jews are experiencing in the days leading up to their flight from Egyptian slavery.
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

Here's a picture book for all Jewish families to read while celebrating Passover. Unlike other Passover picture books that focus on the contemporary celebration of the holiday, or are children's haggadahs, this gorgeous picture book in verse follows the actual story of the Exodus. Told through the eyes of a young slave girl, author Laurel Snyder and illustrator Catia Chien skillfully and gently depict the story of Pharoah, Moses, the 10 plagues, and the parting of the Red Sea in a remarkably accessible way. <br> <br> "Evocative and beautiful... flawlessly evokes the spirit of the Old Testament story," raves Publishers Weekly in a starred review. This dramatic adventure, set over 3,500 years ago, of a family that endures hardships and ultimately finds freedom is the perfect tool to help young children make sense of the origins of the Passover traditions.<br> <br> <br> From the Hardcover edition.

A child in Egypt tells what the Jews are experiencing in the days leading up to their flight from Egyptian slavery.

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Horn Book Review

A young Jewish slave describes the ten plagues and the Israelites' hurried flight from Egypt in impeccable rhyming couplets. Dark, expansive acrylic illustrations are well matched with the text (some, such as a full-page, open-jawed wolf, may be too intense for very young readers). The concluding spreads, featuring the parting of the Red Sea and a gorgeous sunrise, are a treat. Glos. (c) Copyright 2013. The Horn Book, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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