A Place for Elijah
As Sarah’s family prepares for Passover, Sarah makes sure to save a chair at the table for the prophet Elijah who is said to visit every seder. But when the electricity goes out in the buildings across the street and the neighbors start arriving at Sarah’s apartment, her parents invite each visitor to join the seder. Sarah adds another place setting for Elijah, and then another, but soon the table is full with people from her neighborhood and there are no more chairs to spare! How can Sarah honor the Passover tradition of saving a place for Elijah?
|Interest Level||Kindergarten - Grade 4|
|Reading Level||Grade 2|
|Genre||Fiction, Picture Books, Social Studies|
|Publisher||Lerner Publishing Group|
|Imprint||Kar-Ben Publishing ®|
|Number of Pages||32|
“This sweet and family oriented story illustrates a neighborhood of people inclusive of differences and nationalities, and helpful to each other.” — AJL Reviews
" . . . the arrival of the final guest, a young African-American newsie whose name is revealed to be Elijah, suggests that honoring the spirit of a tradition is just as valuable as following it to the letter." — Publisher’s Weekly
Author: Kelly Easton Ruben
Kelly Easton Ruben teaches in Hamline University's MFA Writing for Children and Young Adults program in St.Paul, MN. She is the author of ten award-winning children's books, including The Outlandish Adventures of Liberty Aimes, Hiroshima Dreams, and Walking on Air.
Illustrator: Joanne Friar
Joanne Friar grew up in New Bedford, Massachusetts. She earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the University of Massachusetts/Dartmouth where she studied illustration and photography. She and her family make their home in Somerset, Massachusetts.