I received a copy of “The Passover Surprise” ($10.33 value on Amazon) in exchange for this promotion. Any opinions expressed here are honest and my own.
About The Passover Surprise
This story follows Lisa and her little brother Jon as they participate in a stamp collecting competition. But when their father determines which child will get the new large stamp album, he bases his decision on his preconceived idea that stamp collecting is a boy’s hobby, not a girl’s hobby. Lisa has to learn how to discuss her feelings with her father in a calm and honest way. Her mother, her teacher, and her friends provide guidance to Lisa as her talk with her father and Passover, approach.
If you’re looking for a quick book to share with middle schoolers that introduces the Jewish faith and traditions they follow, this is it. The Passover Surprise has a great story of a daughter and father meeting in the middle, but also helps youngsters get the just of Passover traditions. It’s a quick read for middle schoolers. There also is a Glossary and Discussion Guide in the back of the book for further reference to the Jewish culture. Great for the home library.
The Passover Surprise can be purchased at Amazon and Barnes & Noble. Passover is this Friday, so get your copy today!
About the Author
Janet Ruth Heller has her Ph.D. in English Language and Literature from the University of Chicago. After a career of almost 30 years of teaching at various colleges and universities, she is currently an assistant professor for the English Department at Western Michigan University. She has taught a wide variety of classes, including creative writing and literature for children. Janet is a prolific writer of poetry and stories that have been published in a wide variety of magazines and journals. She is a founding mother of Primavera, a literary magazine based in Chicago.