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A Sweet Passover


Excerpt - A Sweet Passover

"On the seventh day of Passover, Miriam ate lots of matzo by herself. She ate matzo with almond butter and matzo with apple butter. She ate matzo with blueberry jam and matzo with strawberry jam. She ate plain matzo, egg matzo, whole wheat matzo and chocolate-covered matzo.
"All week long Miriam ate nothing but matzo, matzo, matzo. When she woke up on the last day of Passover, Miriam was sick, sick, sick of matzo. All she wanted for breakfast was a warm slice of toast or a soft chewy bagel or a sweet cinammon donut or a freshly baked blueberry muffin. But Passover wasn't over until sundown..."

©2009 Lesléa Newman

Reviews - A Sweet Passover

"Miriam awakens on the eighth day of the holiday completely 'sick, sick, sick' of matzah and refuses to eat another bite. Perplexed and amused, Grandpa entices Miriam with the prospect of a breakfast of Passover French toast, otherwise known as matzah brei. Deliciously traditional." -- Kirkus Reviews
"Miriam loves celebrating Passover at Grandma and Grandpa's house....But by the eighth day, Miriam can't bear to even think about eating matzah, until Grandpa makes a Passover version of French toast, matzah brei.... Infused with Yiddish phrases, a brief recounting of the Passover story, and appended with a recipe, note and glossary, this will be welcomed by young families." -- Booklist

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