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The Yankee at the Seder

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The Yankee at the Seder
Illustrator: Adam Gustavson
By Elka Weber
Tricycle Press: 2009
ISBN: 1582462569

Book Description:

For ages 4-8.

The war is over and they're saying the South lost. Ten-year-old Jacob would give anything to show those Yankees that not all Confederates are ready to surrender. He gets his chance when he sees a real, live Yankee soldier walking down his street, on leave for Passover. But before Jacob can think of a way to be brave, the Yankee asks for a piece of his matzoh!

This beautiful, engaging story about a Jewish Yankee soldier joining a Southern family's Passover meal features a remarkable discussion about what it means to be free--a topic as relevant today as it was during the War between the States and during the Exodus.

From the Publisher
* Backmatter includes family photographs and Passover information.
* Seamless melding of Civil War history and Jewish tradition.
* Based on a true story.
* Author's picture book debut.

About the Author
ELKA WEBER loves making history come alive. She has taught history in both high school and college and authored nonfiction works for adults. Elka lives in New Jersey with her husband, five children, and a pile of Hagaddahs for Passover. This is her first book for children.

ADAM GUSTAVSON is an illustrator and teacher who has been known to moonlight as a musician. He lives in New Jersey with his wife and two sons. This is his fourteenth book for children.


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