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The Longest Night txt The Longest Night , text ebook The Longest Night , adobe reader The Longest Night , chapter 2 The Longest Night , The Longest Night d09357 Here S A Picture Book For All Jewish Families To Read While Celebrating Passover Unlike Other Passover Picture Books That Focus On The Contemporary Celebration Of The Holiday, Or Are Children S Haggadahs, This Gorgeous Picture Book In Verse Follows The Actual Story Of The Exodus Told Through The Eyes Of A Young Slave Girl, Author Laurel Snyder And Illustrator Catia Chien Skillfully And Gently Depict The Story Of Pharoah, Moses, The Plagues, And The Parting Of The Red Sea In A Remarkably Accessible Way Evocative And Beautiful Flawlessly Evokes The Spirit Of The Old Testament Story, Raves Publishers Weekly In A Starred Review This Dramatic Adventure, Set Over , Years Ago, Of A Family That Endures Hardships And Ultimately Finds Freedom Is The Perfect Tool To Help Young Children Make Sense Of The Origins Of The Passover Traditions


About the Author: Laurel Snyder

Laurel Snyder is the author of six children s novels, Orphan Island, Seven Stories Up, Bigger than a Bread Box, Penny Dreadful, Up and Down the Scratchy Mountains OR The Search for a Suitable Princess and Any Which Wall Random House as well as many picture books, including Charlie Mouse, The Forever Garden, Swan, the life and dance of Anna Pavlova, and Baxter, the Pig



10 thoughts on “The Longest Night

  1. says:

    I wrote it So don t trust a word I say


  2. says:

    As Megan B commented, yay brown people I really like this from the Author s Note Yet when we told the story of the Exodus the harrowing tale of how the Israelites fled Egypt and the only homes they d ever known we didn t get to hear much about all the people who ran The story was mostly Moses and Pharaoh bargaining for the lives of everyone else I wondered what it was like for a kid back then, living each day as a slave, then suddenly dashing out into the desert I wanted to know what it was like to be a _child_ of Israel I like the poem that is the text of the book Though where do wolves show up in the Ten Plagues Okay, Wikipedia says that the word I ve apparently heard translated flies can also be wild animals Also, Megan, the title apparently comes from the plague of darkness though I think the author takes artistic license in having the Israelite houses be exempt from the darkness Edit Okay, I looked it up and Exodus 10 23 says, People could not see one another, and for three days they could not move from where they were but all the Israelites had light where they lived NRSV Huh The illustrations are good, too.


  3. says:

    Text to self There are times when you think the day or night will never be over or you ask yourself, How could this get any worse I have learned to never ask that question because things can get worse, and what you may think is the worst is nothing compared to someone else s life Be glad with what you have for it could always be worse.Remembering When the world changed and life became rearranged, what plagued the people What terrible things happened Understanding After going to the square and everyone was waiting there, they all did as they were told Why were they running Applying After being hurtled from that hard land, she rejoiced by dancing and shouting at the sea Continue her story in the new land.Analyzing On the day they killed the lamb, why do you think Aba wiped his bloody hand on the post above the door Evaluating If the sea hadn t ripped in two, what would have been other alternatives for them Creating There were ten plagues that inundated the people blood, frogs, fleas, beasts, cattle disease, boils, hail, locusts, darkness, and death of firstborn Given unlimited resources, how would you combat the plagues if any one of them happened now 2013, February 1 School Library Journal Taylor Book Award Winner


  4. says:

    Lavish, often emotional illustrations are the perfect accompaniment to the rhythmic, moving poetry that tells the tale of Passover I admit that I only vaguely understood the story of Passover myself I knew there was something about painting the dooror the houseor something Things I learned long ago came back to me as I read this story Despite the tale s darkness, children will be comforted by the end, knowing they are part of something beautiful and whole.


  5. says:

    The story of Passover you know the one slavery, plagues, Angel of Death told in rhyming couplets Really It s truly terrible, one of those books that makes you wonder how some things ever get published.


  6. says:

    This is a Jewish story, read and interpreted by a non Jew, but a non Jew who worked in a Hebrew Day School for 12 years and loved to learn all the stories and traditions of Judaism This story is written in couplets, with lovely rhythm in most places It tells the story from the point of view of a Jewish slave girl through the plagues and parting of the sea The language is beautiful, and when slowly and digested I loved it I was not a fan of the illustrations, and I hate saying that, but they were what I call vague illustrations Not abstract, but with a sense of abstractness I love abstract painting, but I like detail in my picture books Personal preference, apologies to Ms Chien.


  7. says:

    This Passover picture book tells the story of the Exodus from the point of view of a young slave girl Readers first get a sense of the harsh environment and difficult lives of the Jewish people the heat, the hard labor, the slavery Then come the plagues, one after another Finally there is the Exodus itself, the thrill and fear of fleeing in the darkness And finally, the miracle of the sea splitting in two, giving them safe passage away from Egypt Written in rhyme, Snyder has created a book filled with rhythm and a story that moves swiftly along through the different parts of the Exodus Her choice of telling the story from the point of view of a child makes the story all the personal and dramatic Chien s illustrations are just as dramatic with their deep color palette Especially moving are the natural moments, when the little girl finds openness and freedom in the world around her, though she can t find it personally At these moments, the sky is huge and beautiful, but quickly the grit and sand return A powerful and lovely exploration of the Old Testament tale of the Exodus given a fresh and personal aspect Appropriate for ages 5 7.


  8. says:

    The Longest Night A Passover Story by Laurel Snyder Catia Chien All Ages I ve been dying to read this book for quite some time, no disappointment here, except for the fact that I didn t have this book as a child Beautiful illustrations open the book with a welcoming feel, author s note explains in a respectful way why Laurel was inspired to write the story, and careful yet appropriate choices were made for the retelling of the Passover story I suggested using this book during the seder, didn t fly this year, but I hope that other years we could enjoy the story together It is a book that could be shared throughout the year but additionally one of those beautiful books that is traditionally pulled out each year to share For me growing up there were two books continually pulled out every passover Mrs Katz and Tush and There s a Carp in the Bathtub neither of them had too much to do with Passover besides a slight mention but they were treasured year after year by my family I am happy to add in a new treasure to our traditions


  9. says:

    Okay, I normally don t enjoy holiday stories and I generally find the rhyming narrative cumbersome, so I was prepared to not enjoy this book.WRONG After two pages, I was immediately sucked in by the language and emotion of the story They rhythm is pretty much perfect and Snyder s text is fullencompassing a historical story and creating a complex young character in a few simple pages This story begs to be read aloud It may be a little frightening for younger readers as the story builds and the tempo of the text becomes passionate, but the ending and it s message of hope, freedom and unity are definitely worth it.


  10. says:

    This is a wonderful story told in verse and from a young slave girl s point of view about the Passover The illustrations and power of Snyder s words weave together beautifully to depict what it must have been like to be part of the Exodus from Egypt I loved the repetition of the line Till the sea was ripped in two and the joyful ending.


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