Cakes and Miracles: A Purim Tale

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Marshall Cavendish, 2010 - Juvenile Fiction - 32 pages
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Purim is approaching and Hershel, the only blind boy in the village, wishes he could help his mother prepare hamantashen for the holiday. If only I could see, he thinks, I could help my mother more . That night, Hershel dreams of a winged angel descending a sparkling ladder. She says, " Make what you see. You see when you close your eyes. You see in your dreams." With new courage, Hershel learns to trust his dream and creates something more beautiful than anyone in the whole village can imagine. An Author's Note about Purim is also included.


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User Review  - AbigailAdams26 - LibraryThing

Cakes and Miracles (1991 edition), illustrated by Erika Weihs. As mentioned in my review of the 2010 reprint of this title, illustrated by Jaime Zollars, when a picture-book is repackaged in this way ... Read full review

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User Review  - Lynn - Goodreads

Hershel is blind due to an illness and is unable to help his widowed mother make hamantashen for Purim. The mother depends on money from baking for their survival. Hershel is experienced in playing in ... Read full review

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About the author (2010)

Goldin teaches language arts at Heritage Academy in Long Meadow, MA

Jaime Zollars lives in Baltimore, Maryland.

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