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Esther's Gragger : A Toyshop Tale of Purim

Simpson, Martha Seif.

Bloomington, Indiana : Wisdom Tales, 2019.

29 pages : Illustrated by Yael Bernhard.

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oung Esther has earned a special gragger (whirling noisemaker) by delivering charitable gifts on Purim, a Jewish holiday based on the story of Queen Esther. Now she is ready to carry her gragger in the festive Purim parade! Like the legendary Queen, Esther displays courage and wit when an older bully tries to steal her gragger. The lively cast of characters quibble and carouse in a bygone world of warmth, surprise, and generosity. There is even a parade for children only. The appendix helps readers understand the history of Purim, how it is celebrated today, what a “gragger” is, and how to make a simple noisemaker. Following the award-winning The Dreidel That Wouldn't Spin, author Martha Seif Simpson and illustrator D. Yael Bernhard have again created a new toyshop tale of playful language and images that hint at ancient roots and hidden meanings, which are just waiting for young readers to find. This is a tale ideal for reading aloud for fun, but also for learning.

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ISBN:

978-1-937786-75-5

Author:

Simpson, Martha Seif.

Title:

Esther's Gragger : A Toyshop Tale of Purim.

Publisher:

Bloomington, Indiana : Wisdom Tales, 2019.

Physical:

29 pages : Illustrated by Yael Bernhard.

Summary:

oung Esther has earned a special gragger (whirling noisemaker) by delivering charitable gifts on Purim, a Jewish holiday based on the story of Queen Esther. Now she is ready to carry her gragger in the festive Purim parade! Like the legendary Queen, Esther displays courage and wit when an older bully tries to steal her gragger. The lively cast of characters quibble and carouse in a bygone world of warmth, surprise, and generosity. There is even a parade for children only. The appendix helps readers understand the history of Purim, how it is celebrated today, what a “gragger” is, and how to make a simple noisemaker. Following the award-winning The Dreidel That Wouldn't Spin, author Martha Seif Simpson and illustrator D. Yael Bernhard have again created a new toyshop tale of playful language and images that hint at ancient roots and hidden meanings, which are just waiting for young readers to find. This is a tale ideal for reading aloud for fun, but also for learning.

Subject:

--Fiction CYAC Toys

Subject:

Behavior--Fiction

Subject:

Purim--Fiction

Subject:

Toy stores--Fiction

Subject:

Jews--Fiction.

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