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Named a Notable Book for Younger Readers for 2014 by the Sydney Taylor Book Award Committee of the Association of Jewish Libraries. This award honors new books for children and teens that exemplify the highest literary standards while authentically portraying the Jewish experience.


“A charming account of how one family captured the Passover spirit.”

— Rabbi Harold Kushner, author of

When Bad Things Happen to Good People.


“...responsibility, kindness and attentiveness emerge from the springtime holiday backdrop.”

—Kirkus Reviews

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Sydney Taylor Notable Award

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The Passover Lamb

Author Linda E
lovitz Marshall
Tatjana Mai-Wyss
Publisher ‎ Random House Books for Young Readers

January 22, 2013

ISBN-10: 0375971068

ISBN-13: 978-0375971068

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A delightful picture book for the whole family this spring filled with the warmth of a loving family. 


It's just before the first Passover seder and Miriam's been practicing The Four Questions for weeks. But one of her sheep is acting strangely. Lambing season is over, so what could be wrong with Snowball? Then - surprise - Snowball gives birth to triplets! But Snowball doesn't have enough milk. The third baby will have to be bottle-fed every four hours. Miriam's father thinks the family should stay home with the lamb. Can Miriam rescue the lamb - and the family's holiday?

Photo Credit: Sonya Sones, 2012

Cover illustration copyright

© 2013 by Tatjana Mai-Wyss.

I love this story. It's based on a true event that happened on our farm, just before Passover. I'm so happy to share it. I hope you love it, too.     


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