Wonders and Miracles by Eric A. Kimmel
This beautifully illustrated hard cover book goes over much of the Passover and seder. Our family is enjoying it now as a reminder of the Israelite’s freedom from bondage in Egypt. It makes a great addition to studies for the Easter week.
An Amazon review:
Grade 3-7–Kimmel gloriously celebrates the Passover Seder, an evening of observances, history, remembrances, and family sharing. Using the Haggadah, or “the telling,” as a guide, he weaves together storytelling, narrative, recipes, songs, and prayers. Contributors include Nina Jaffe, Debbie Friedman, and Sadie Rose Weilerstein. Kimmel provides insightful explanations about why the Seder is held and why questions are asked and why certain foods are eaten or not eaten, and he embraces both traditional and modern practices. The marvelous selection of art–paintings, photographs, artifacts, and illustrations from historical Haggadahs–illuminates each step in the service. Hebrew prayers are transliterated and translated and recipes include both Ashkenazic and Sephardic favorites. Both the presentation of information and the overall design attest to the careful and loving attention given to every detail. This inviting, handsome, and informative compendium should find a place of honor in every library.–Susan Pine, New York Public Library