Tashlich at Turtle Rock

  • Interest Level: Kindergarten - Grade 3   ·  
  • Reading Level: Grade 2

Annie is excited about the Tashlich ceremony on the afternoon of Rosh Hashanah, when her family will walk to Turtle Rock Creek and throw crumbs into the water, as symbols of mistakes made the past year. As Annie leads her family through the woods stopping at favorite rocks, bridges, and waterfalls in her family’s own Tashlich ritual, they think about the good and bad things that happened during the past year, and make plans for a sweeter new year. This story focuses on ecological connections to the Tashlich ceremony and encourages families to customize the ritual and commune with nature at the New Year.

Format List Price Your Price Qty
978-0-76134-510-7
$7.95 $7.95
978-0-76136-235-7
$35.99 $26.99
Interest Level Kindergarten - Grade 3
Reading Level Grade 2
Genre Fiction, Picture Books
Copyright 2010
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint Kar-Ben Publishing ™
Language English
Number of Pages 32
Publication Date 2010-08-01
BISACS JUV033020, JUV017090
Dewey [E]
Graphics Full-color illustrations
Dimensions 10.375 x 8.875
ATOS Reading Level 3.8
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 139148
Accelerated Reader® Points 0.5
Features Author/Illustrator biography, Awards, Maps, and Reviewed

Awards

  • Children's Book Committee at Bank Street College Best Children's Book of the Year, Winner, 2010

Reviews

Kirkus Reviews

“Gouache on textured paper emulate pointillism, depicting fall foliage dominated by auburn, brown and green colors. An author’s note encourages families to find unique ways to practice this low-impact yet spiritually rich custom.” —Kirkus Reviews

Illustrator: Alex Steele-Morgan

Author: Anna Schnur-Fishman

Anna Schnur-Fishman is a senior at Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island. She loves linguistics, Yiddish, and writing.

Author: Susan Schnur

Susan Schnur is a Reconstructionist rabbi whose "paper pulpit" is Lilith magazine, a Jewish women's quarterly. Susan lives with her husband in Boston, Massachusetts.