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
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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.


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.”