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The Mysterious Shoebox
And Other Leah Lamdan Holiday Mysteries
By Chaya Hubner
Artscroll Youth Series - Mesorah Publications, New York: 2008
ISBN 10: 1-4226-0621-X
ISBN 13: 978-1-4226-0621-6

Reviewed by Simon Bonim - July 10, 2008

Leah Lamdan is back on the case in an entirely new set of Holiday Mysteries by Chaya Hubner, including The Shtadlan, The Glass Menorah, The Hidden Megillah, Conference at Shulchan Hall, and The Tandem Tefillin. In The Mysterious Shoebox: And Other Leah Lamdan Holiday Mysteries, Hubner brings readers of all ages a new set of uplifting, family oriented, and midos building mysteries that are infused with Yiddishkeit. In this collection of Leah Lamdam mysteries, you will discover twelve stories, which vary in length from novellas to short stories. Each story in this collection has a holiday theme ranging from Rosh Hashanah and Purim to Pesach and Tu B'Av.

>From beginning to end, these are tantalizing mysteries that will challenge you to find the solution before Leah does. At the same time, you will find that these stories are filled with Torah tidbits and other intriguing insights into Jewish life. Best of all, in Leah, girls, as well as boys, will find an ideal role model. Leah is intelligent, well versed in Torah for a girl of her age, and she has a unique knack for solving problems that enables her to help the police solve a crime or two along the way.

Although technically a book for children and young adults, The Mysterious Shoebox will delight readers of all ages. Hubner has a knack for crafting believable and well-plotted mysteries that will fascinate readers of all ages. I highly recommend The Mysterious Shoebox to anyone looking for a collection of inspiring, adventure packed mysteries that are infused with Torah observant values and wisdom!

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