The Longest Night: A Passover Story

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A perfect picture book for the whole family this Passover.

Unlike other Passover picture books that focus on the contemporary celebration of the holiday, or are children's haggadahs, this gorgeous picture book in verse follows the actual story of the Exodus. Told through the eyes of a young slave girl, author Laurel Snyder and illustrator Catia Chien skillfully and gently depict the story of Pharoah, Moses, the 10 plagues, and the parting of the Red Sea in a remarkably accessible way. 

This dramatic adventure, set over 3,500 years ago, of a family that endures hardships and ultimately finds freedom is the perfect tool to help young children make sense of the origins of the Passover traditions.
"Evocative and beautiful... flawlessly evokes the spirit of the Old Testament story." —Publishers Weekly, Starred.

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About the Author:

LAUREL SNYDER is the author of several Jewish-themed books for young children, among them Nosh, Schlep, Schluff: Baby Yiddish; Baxter, the Pig Who Wanted to Be Kosher; as well as the novels Bigger than a Breadbox, Penny Dreadful, Any Which Wall, and Up and Down the Scratchy Mountains. 

CATIA CHIEN is the illustrator of The Sea Serpent and Me by Dashka Slater. She grew up in Brazil and now lives and paints in Southern California.

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Starred Review, Publishers Weekly, February 18, 2013:
“The poignant yet hopeful rhymes join with striking watercolor illustrations to produce a narrative that will captivate both children and adults.”

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