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The Passover Guest by Susan Kusel
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The Passover Guest

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The Passover Guest by Susan Kusel
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Jan 19, 2021 | ISBN 9780823445622

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★ “Filled with references to the holiday and accompanying traditions, this is a superb addition to modern celebrations. . . . Kusel’s charming debut is a necessary volume for every holiday collection.”—School Library Journal, Starred Review
 
★ “Rubin’s digitally enhanced graphite illustrations are rendered in the style of Chagall in terms of color (blues and greens, accented in yellow), lighting, windows, and even a few chickens. . . . Among the many Passover titles, this one stands out, full of hope and heart and set in a historical context that will resonate today.”Booklist, Starred Review

★ “Rubin’s line-and-color art beautifully conveys a Washington, D.C., spring with cherry blossoms blooming, crowded streets that also evoke a long-ago, slightly off-kilter European town, and a gloriously bright holiday evening. Kindness is rewarded and a holiday is celebrated in this endearing, satisfying story.”Kirkus Reviews, Starred Review

“With its warm, forthright narrative and beautifully evoked setting, this book is an enchanting addition to the Passover shelf.”—Publishers Weekly
 
“In the book’s stunning mixed-media art, each double-page spread conveys emotion through color and light. . . . While there have been several adaptations of Peretz’s tale (e.g., Shulevitz’s The Magician), this version’s message of hope during dark times feels especially relevant now, and the young protagonist and vividly depicted setting make the story accessible to picture-book audiences.” —The Horn Book

“Kusel’s adaptation preserves the wonder of a holiday that always captivates children who yearn to lay eyes on Elijah or at least witness a sign that he has indeed visited during their Passover Seder. . . .  this is a wonderful story about hope.” — AJL News and Reviews

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