Here Is the World: A Year of Jewish Holidays (Hardcover)
Here is the world, ever changing and new,
Spinning with joy at the wonder of you!
Here Is the World is a joyous celebration of the Jewish holidays throughout the year for young children. Beginning with the weekly observance of Shabbat, readers join a family through the holidays and the corresponding seasons. From sounding the shofar on Rosh Hashanah to lighting the menorah for Chanukah to rattling a grogger for Purim, and on through the Jewish year, the joy and significance of each holiday beautifully come to life.In addition to the narrative text, there is a description of each holiday in the back matter along with an easy craft or recipe.
Praise for Here is the World
"Both lovely and eminently useful."
"Illustrating the change of seasons, Gal’s charcoal and digital collage images effervesce with cheery colors, moving from the radiant gold, yellows, and reds of autumn to the greens and blues of spring—with a stop in snowy winter for Chanukah, of course."
About the Author
Lesléa Newman is the author of 70 books for adults and children. Her literary awards include a National Endowment for the Arts poetry fellowship, the Association of Jewish Libraries Sydney Taylor Award, and the Massachusetts Book Award. She lives in Holyoke, Massachusetts.
Susan Gal earned her BFA at Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California, then began her illustration career as a poster and calendar artist. Later, she became an “actor with a pencil” for Disney Animation. She illustrated the acclaimed book Here is the World: A Year of Jewish Holidays. She lives in Berkeley, California. www.galgirlstudio.com.
"A distinctive and welcome addition."
— Teri Markson, Los Angeles Public Library
"These warm illustrations and cheery verses will likely build anticipation all year long."
— Sarah Hunter