Matzah Ball

A Passover Story

  • Interest Level: Kindergarten - Grade 4
  • Reading Level: Grade 2

Aaron is invited to a baseball game during Passover, and his mom sends him with a bag lunch of matzah and tuna. Aaron is embarrassed until his friends go off for snacks and something wonderful happens.

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Interest Level Kindergarten - Grade 4
Reading Level Grade 2
Genre Picture Books
Copyright 1994
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint Kar-Ben Publishing ®
Language English
Number of Pages 32
Publication Date 2014-01-01
Text Type Fiction
BISACS JUV033020, JUV017120
Dewey [E]
Graphics Full-color illustrations
Dimensions 8.5 x 11
Features Reviewed


Washington Jewish Week

“…a thoroughly modern book filled with Jewish tradition and richly illustrated baseball scenes that transport the reader right into the stadium.”

Publishers Weekly

“Kahn’s soft-focus, warmly colored illustrations will gladden young baseball enthusiasts…this distinctive effort scores at least a triple.”

School Library Journal

“Bold, detailed watercolors perfectly complement the text’s realistic language and emotions…this will be a hit with sports lovers and anyone seeking an added dimension to a holiday story.”

Author: Mindy Avra Portnoy

Mindy Avra Portnoy is the author of several books, including Where Do People Go When They Die? and Matzah Ball: A Passover Story. She is a graduate of Yale University and was ordained at the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion. She is the Rabbi of Temple Sinai in Washington, D.C.

Illustrator: Katherine Janus Kahn

Katherine Janus Kahn studied Fine Arts at the Bezalel School in Jerusalem and at the University of Iowa. She has illustrated many children's books including Kar-Ben's popular Sammy Spider series. She lives in Wheaton, Maryland.