Fall 2019

Francesco Tirelli's Ice Cream Shop

  • Interest Level: Grade 3 - Grade 6   ·  
  • Reading Level: Grade 4

Francesco Tirelli loved to eat gelato from his uncle’s cart. So when he moves from Italy to Hungary, Francesco decides to open his own ice cream store. There young Peter learns to love ice cream as much as Francesco did. But when the war comes and Francesco closes his shop for the winter, he uses the shop for a special purpose—to hide his Jewish friends and neighbors from danger. This heroic tale is based on true events.

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Interest Level Grade 3 - Grade 6
Reading Level Grade 4
Genre Nonfiction, Picture Books
Subject Diversity
Copyright 2019
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint Kar-Ben Publishing ™, Lerner Digital ™
Language English
Number of Pages 32
Publication Date 2019-08-01
BISACS JUV016060, JUV033020
Dewey [E]
Graphics Full-color illustrations
Dimensions 9.25 x 11
Lexile 620
Features Author/Illustrator biography and Reviewed



“A gentle, yet heroic addition to Holocaust literature.”— Kay Weisman, Booklist

Kirkus Reviews

“An accessible and memorable account for young readers of one man’s humanity during the Holocaust.”―Kirkus Reviews

Illustrator: Yael Albert

Yael Albert is an illustrator based in Tel-Aviv. She was born and raised in Israel, where she graduated with honors from the Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design.

Author: Tamar Meir

Tamar Meir holds degrees in Talmud and Jewish philosophy, and a PhD in literature from Bar-Ilan University. She is head of the Literature Department at the Givat Washington College of Education and teaches at Efrata College and at Bar-Ilan University. This is her first children's book. It has won both the Yad Vashem Prize and the Devorah Omer Prize for Children's Literature. Tamar lives in Israel.