Annotations for Matzo Ball Boy


Baker & Taylor
In this Jewish version of "The Gingerbread Boy," a matzo ball runs away from an old woman as she prepares her Passover dinner.

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Baker & Taylor
The classic tale of the "Gingerbread Man" is given a Judaic twist when the matzo ball boy jumps from the hot pot and takes off running with bubbe, her son the rabbi, and the fox hot on the chase to bring him back home in time for their Passover seder.

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Penguin Putnam
On the morning of the Passover seder, a lonely bubbe decides to make a matzo ball boy to keep herself company. Soon delicious smells waft from the bubbling pot, and when she lifts the lid to see if the matzo ball boy is done, out he jumps."Oy!" she cries. "And where do you think you're going?" "I'm off to see the world,bubbe," replies the matzo ball boy. "Run, run, as fast as you can. You can't catch me. I'm the matzo ball man!" Before long ayenta and her children, a rabbi, and a fox are all on a mad chase to catch the matzo ball boy, ending with his hilarious comeuppance. The familiar tale of the gingerbread man is updated with a twist as savory as a brimming bowl of thebubbe's chicken soup.



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