Eli Remembers by Ruth Vander Zee, Marian Sneider


Eli Remembers by Ruth Vander Zee, Marian Sneider

Year after year, Eli watches the solemn lighting of seven candles at his family's celebration of Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year. But these happy occasions are always tinged with sadness, and Eli doesn't understand why. Then one year he travels to Eastern Europe and finally hears the stories that for generations have been too painful to share. As Eli learns how the candles represent his family's sad connection to the Holocaust in Lithuania, he also learns a lesson about the importance of remembering. Subtle, yet powerful illustrations underscore the message of this picture book for older readers.

About the Author

Ruth Vander Zee is a teacher and author. She lives in Miami, Florida.Marian Sneider is an author and family therapist. Eli Remembers was inspired by events from her own family, and is her first published book for childrenIllustratorBill Farnsworth is the illustrator of many award-winning books for children. He lives in Venice, Florida

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32 pages


Ruth Vander Zee, Marian Sneider
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Publication date

21st September 2007



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