The Passover Lamb4.5stars

 

 

A Wonderful Spring Holiday Treasure

By Linda Elovitz Marshall, Illustrated by Tatjana Mai-Wyss
Random House Books for Young Readers, $17.99, 32 pages

While out in the barn on the morning of Passover, Miriam notices that one of the sheep, Snowball, is acting funny. Worried, Miriam runs back to the house to alert her parents. The family comes running to the barn and all agree that Snowball is acting different. “Maybe she’s having a baby,” Miriam says, and her parents think she might be right although it is late in the season. Miriam and her brother Arron are looking forward to the Passover Seder that will happen that night at Grandma and Grandpa’s house and are worried that if Snowball does have lambs they will not be able to go. After lunch Miriam sneaks back to the barn, and sure enough two little lambs are cuddled next to their mother. When Miriam brings the family back to see, Arron notices there is a third little lamb, neglected and hungry, in the corner of the barn. What will Miriam do with Passover travels nearing and a lamb whose mother will not feed him? Read The Passover Lamb, based on a true story by Linda Elovitz Marshall, to find out!

Reviewed by Andrea Franke

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