Fall 2024

An Etrog from Across the Sea

  • Interest Level: Preschool - Grade 4
  • Reading Level: Grade 3

Papa has promised to bring home a perfect etrog for Sukkot from his journey across the sea. Rachel and Abe go to the docks every day to wait for his ship. But Rosh Hashanah passes, then Yom Kippur, and still Papa’s ship doesn’t arrive. Grandpapa Luis comforts Rachel with a beautiful silver etrog cup, but will her papa return in time for Sukkot, bringing the promised etrog?

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Interest Level Preschool - Grade 4
Reading Level Grade 3
Genre Picture Books
Copyright 2024
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint Kar-Ben Publishing ®
Language English
Number of Pages 32
Publication Date 2024-08-06
Text Type Fiction—Historical
BISACS JUV016120, JUV017090, JUV033020
Dewey [Fic]
Dimensions 9.25 x 11
Features Author/Illustrator note and Reviewed

Author: Deborah Bodin Cohen

Rabbi Deborah Bodin Cohen is the author of many award-winning children's books including Papa Jethro and Nachshon Who Was Afraid to Swim. She lives in Maryland with her husband and three children.

Author: Kerry Olitzky

Illustrator: Stacey Dressen McQueen

Stacey Dressen McQueen is the illustrator of several award-winning picture books, including Boxes for Katje, which Publishers Weekly named a Best Children's Book of the Year. She works in pencil, oil pastel, and acrylic. She grew up on a farm in South Dakota and lives with her family in Portland, Oregon.


Kirkus Reviews

“This touching story, written by two rabbis, offers a glimpse into a lesser-known aspect of colonial America and celebrates the warmth of family togetherness. A homey, appealing holiday celebration.”—Kirkus Reviews