Cakes and Miracles: A Purim Tale

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Marshall Cavendish, 2010 - Juvenile Fiction - 32 pages
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Young, blind Hershel finds that he has special gifts he can use to help his mother during the Jewish holiday of Purim. Includes author's notes about the holiday and its origins.

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User Review  - MeganSchneider - LibraryThing

This book does a great job at showing with Hershel can do, instead of what he can't. A well-behaved boy that doesn't let his disability get in the way of living his life to the fullest. Hershel met a ... Read full review

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User Review  - Cheryl_in_CC_NV - LibraryThing

Why is the angel blond, like a Gentile? And why do Hershel and his mother think that he can't make cakes by touch, even though he can catch frogs down by the river? Read full review

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About the author (2010)

Barbara Diamond Goldin grew up in New York and Pennsylvania, and lived in the Northwest for fourteen years, where she owned a children's bookstore and worked in the children's section of a public library. She was also a teacher for twenty years, and now lives in Massachusetts where she is the youth librarian in a small public library. In 1997, she received the Sydney Taylor Body-of-Work Award from the Association of Jewish Libraries for her significant contribution to Jewish children's literature. Her many books for children include Journeys With Elijah, The Family Book of Midrash, A Mountain of Blitznes, While the Candles Burn: Eight Stories for Hanukkah, and Passover Journey: A Seder Companion. Ms. Goldin is in demand as a public speaker and also leads writing workshops.

JAIME ZOLLARS has illustrated children's books, magazines, newspapers, and ad campaigns for clients that includenbsp;United Airlines, Random House, The American Red Cross, Scholastic, and the L.A. Weekly. Jaime is inspired by fairy tales and Flemish painters, non-fiction books, forgotten paper, found textures, and flea market photographs. She lives and works in Baltimore, Maryland, with her husband and son. To find out more, visit

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