Here Is the World: A Year of Jewish Holidays: A Picture Book (Paperback)

Here Is the World: A Year of Jewish Holidays: A Picture Book By Lesléa Newman, Susan Gal (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Lesléa Newman, Susan Gal (Illustrator)
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Description


Lesléa Newman’s picture book Here Is the World is a joyous celebration of the Jewish holidays throughout the year for young children that’s “both lovely and eminently useful” (Kirkus Reviews)—illustrated by Susan Gal.
 
Here is the world, ever changing and new,
Spinning with joy at the wonder of you!
 
Beginning with the weekly observance of Shabbat, readers join a family through the holidays and the corresponding seasons. From sounding the shofar on Rosh Hashanah to lighting the menorah for Chanukah to rattling a grogger for Purim, and on through the Jewish year, the joy and significance of each holiday beautifully come to life.
 
Back matter includes a description of each holiday, easy crafts and recipes for every season, and a 3D tear-out dreidel!
 
Illustrating the change of seasons, Gal’s charcoal and digital collage images effervesce with cheery colors, moving from the radiant gold, yellows, and reds of autumn to the greens and blues of spring—with a stop in snowy winter for Chanukah, of course.” —Publishers Weekly
 

About the Author


Lesléa Newman is the author of over 80 books for children and adults. She has received many awards, including two Stonewall Book Awards honors, the National Jewish Book Award (Gittel’s Journey), fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Massachusetts Book Award, a Sydney Taylor Book Award and Honor, the Highlights for Children Fiction Writing Award, and the James Baldwin Award for Cultural Achievement, among many others. Nine of her books have been Lambda Literary Award finalists. She is also a popular guest lecturer at college campuses across the country, and currently she is a faculty mentor at Spalding University’s School of Creative and Professional Writing.

Susan Gal has illustrated numerous children's books. Her accolades include the Sydney Taylor Book Award and National Jewish Book Award. She began her illustration career as a poster and calendar artist, then worked as an "actor with a pencil" for Disney Animation before returning to her native California to create fun and whimsical illustrations.


Product Details
ISBN: 9781419764639
ISBN-10: 1419764632
Publisher: Abrams Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: August 2nd, 2022
Pages: 48
Language: English