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  - memaldonado - LibraryThing

Hershel is a blind Jewish boy who lives with his mother Basha, and he enjoys playing in the river. Hershel plays with mud and he makes tunnels, caves, and mountains. Basha takes care of Hershel and ... Read full review

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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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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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