Annotations for Longest Night : A Passover Story


Baker & Taylor
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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Baker & Taylor
A picture book in verse follows the story of the Exodus through the eyes of a young slave girl and features skillful and gentle depictions of Pharaoh, Moses, the 10 plagues and the parting of the Red Sea. By the author of Baxter, the Pig Who Wanted to Be Kosher.

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Random House, Inc.
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.

"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.

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