Moishe's Miracle by Laura Krauss Melmed


Moishe's Miracle by Laura Krauss Melmed

Kind-hearted Moishe is given a magical frying pan that will produce all the latkes you could wish forlatkes by the dozen, latkes by the hundredsbut only Moishe must use it. Alas, his short-tempered wife, Baila, does not heed the warning.


A MOO-raculous book. It will put you in the MOO-d for the holidays.

This entertainingly illustrated tale unwinds itself and reveals the meaning of Hanukkah.

A nifty parable understated, funny, with sharp characterizations automatically caught on the page by Slonim's flourishing, clever art, matching the tone perfectly.

This warm-hearted, appealing folktale tells of a latter-day Hanukkah miracle that befalls a poor milkman, Moishe, and his short-tempered wife, Baila. David Slonim's vibrant paintings of the Old World town of Wishniak and its inhabitants add immeasurably to the charm of author Melmed's suspenseful cautionary tale. A worthy Hanukkah gift.

About the Author

Laura Krauss Melmed is the author of several children's books. Born and raised in New York City, she now lives in Washington, D.C. with her husband and their three children. David Slonim is a fine-art painter, a cartoonist, and a children's book illustrator. A graduate of Rhode Island School of Design, he now lives in Indiana with his wife and their four children.

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30 pages


Laura Krauss Melmed
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Publication date

31st December 2005



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