Synopses & Reviews
"Evocative and beautiful, this rhyming rendition of a young Jewish slave girl's experience during the ten plagues and exodus from Egypt flawlessly evokes the spirit of that Old Testament story. As one of thousands of children forced into harsh labor by the pharaoh, this unnamed girl shares her bleak outlook on life, until suddenly and inexplicably, strange epidemics begin afflicting the Egyptians while miraculously leaving the Jews unscathed. 'Itching, biting, awful fleas/ Brought our masters to their knees./ Strange to see them scratch and fuss,/ Hurt and helpless just like us.' The poignant yet hopeful rhymes join with striking watercolor illustrations to produce a narrative that will captivate both children and adults. Ages 4 8. Author's agent: Tina Wexler, ICM. (Feb.)" Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
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.