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Jewish festival tales
Pirotta, Saviour.
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Publication Information:
Austin, TX : Raintree Steck-Vaughn, [2001]

Physical Description:
32 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR LG 4.0 0.5 48893.
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BM690 .P57 2001 Juvenile Non-Fiction Open Shelf

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This multicultural series introduces readers to the festivals and traditions of four of the world's major religions of four of the world's major religions: Christianity, Judaism, Hinduism, and Islam. every book is written in a lively style with numerous contemporary photographs. The cross-section of peoples and lands underscores the uniqueness of each religious group. Students discover the history behind diverse traditions and customs and why those celebrations are important to the people who believe in their practice.

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School Library Journal Review

Gr 2-4-These books include six or seven pieces: original stories and plays, along with traditional songs, poems, and recipes, each for a different festival. They conclude with factual information about each holiday, but it is on a more-advanced reading level. Consequently these titles, attractive as they are with colorful illustrations and border designs, have limited use as children not of the Jewish or Muslim faith must rely on older students or adults to interpret the material. Gilda Berger's Celebrate! Stories of the Jewish Holidays (Scholastic, 1998) is a family treasury with scriptural retellings, crafts, recipes, and explanations of what is celebrated and how. Leslie Kimmelman's Dance, Sing, Remember: A Celebration of Jewish Holidays (HarperCollins, 2000) and Faith Winchester's Muslim Holidays (Bridgestone, 1996) describe the festivals for young readers. However, Winchester's book includes a portrait of Muhammad, which is offensive to Muslims.-Ann W. Moore, Schenectady County Public Library, NY (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.