Nonfiction Books A is for Abraham: A Jewish Family Alphabet (09) / Alphabet Books

A is for Abraham: A Jewish Family Alphabet (09)

A is for Abraham: A Jewish Family Alphabet (09) / Alphabet Books
Item No. 71038
ISBN-10 / Release Date 1-58536-322-7
ISBN-13 978-1-58536-322-3
Format Hardcover
Subject Nonfiction Picture Books Alphabet Religion
# of Pages 40
Size 11" x 10"
Author Michelson, Richard
Reading Interest K,1,2,3,4,5
Accelerated Reading Quiz# 127278
Accelerated Reading Level 6.6
Series Alphabet Books
Publisher Sleeping Bear Press
Date Published 2009
Dewey Decimal 296
Market price: $25.64, Save $7.69
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From Abraham to Zaydee, and from ancient times to modern day, A is for Abraham: A Jewish Family Alphabet encompasses the history of Jewish traditions and customs and how they are practiced today. Following the alphabet, a poem identifies the letter topic while sidebar text provides background information. C could be the challah that my bubbe used to braid, or C could be the chicken soup, when I was sick she made, or chocolate coins on Chanukah we added to our coffers. But I say C should be for Chai "To Life" and all it offers. This joyful celebration of family and heritage includes the meaning behind celebrations such as the Festival of Lights, Passover, and Sukkot; important names and stories from the Old Testament; and how modern-day families continue to celebrate their heritage. Richard Michelson's children's books have received distinctive awards such as a New Yorker Best Book Award and a Jewish Book Council Book of the Month. His titles include Too Young for Yiddish; Across the Alley; and Tuttle's Red Barn (a Publishers Weekly Best Children's Book of 2007). He lives in Northampton, Massachusetts. Ron Mazellan's work has been featured in film and advertising, as well as books and magazines. His work for young readers includes The Harmonica (an IRA Children's Choice Award winner) and The Longest Season (a New York Times top ten bestseller). Ron teaches at Indiana Wesleyan University and lives in Marion, Indiana.