Francesco Tirelli's Ice Cream Shop
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.
|Interest Level||Grade 3 - Grade 6|
|Reading Level||Grade 4|
|Genre||Nonfiction, Picture Books|
|Publisher||Lerner Publishing Group|
|Imprint||Kar-Ben Publishing ™, Lerner Digital ™|
|Number of Pages||32|
“A gentle, yet heroic addition to Holocaust literature.”— Kay Weisman, Booklist
“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.