A Sweet Passover (Hardcover)

A Sweet Passover By Lesléa Newman, David Slonim (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Lesléa Newman, David Slonim (Illustrator)


In this charming and humorous story, Miriam discovers—with the help of her family and a little matzah bread—the true meaning and importance of Passover. Miriam loves spending time with her family during Passover, and all week long she is happy to eat lots of matzah. But when she wakes up on the last day of the holiday, she is sick of matzah and refuses to eat it ever again. Then Grandpa makes his special matzah brei for the whole family, and Miriam learns there’s more to Passover than just the matzah.

Award-winning illustrator David Slonim brings to life this story by celebrated author Lesléa Newman. The book includes a recipe for matzah brei, a brief summary of the Passover holiday, and a glossary of terms.

Praise for A Sweet Passover

“Deliciously traditional.”

Kirkus Reviews


Sydney Taylor Book Award - Notable book, Younger Readers Category, 2013



About the Author

Lesléa Newman is the author of over 70 books for children and adults. She has received many awards, including two Stonewall Book Awards honors, the National Jewish Book Award (Gittel’s Journey), fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Massachusetts Book Award, a Sydney Taylor Book Award and Honor, the Highlights for Children Fiction Writing Award, and the James Baldwin Award for Cultural Achievement, among many others. Nine of her books have been Lambda Literary Award finalists. She is also a popular guest lecturer at college campuses across the country, and currently she is a faculty mentor at Spalding University’s School of Creative and Professional Writing.

David Slonim has written and illustrated many children’s books. He lives in Anderson, Indiana.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780810997370
ISBN-10: 0810997371
Publisher: Abrams Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: March 1st, 2012
Pages: 40
Language: English