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STARRED REVIEW IN KIRKUS!

Kirkus-Style StarTHE PASSOVER MOUSE

by Joy Nelkin Wieder, illustrated by Shahar Kober

November 5, 2019

The Passover Mouse received a starred review from Kirkus Reviews, indicating a book of exceptional merit. The Kirkus Reviews star is one of the most prestigious designations in the publishing industry. Kirkus Reviews says: “A book that fits moving scenes, puzzles, and mice into the same story is an excellent addition to the Jewish tradition. (glossary) (Picture book. 4-7)” Read full book review >

 

 


CREATING A RELIGIOUS CHILDREN’S BOOK WITH JOY WIEDER

December 3, 2019
Journey to Kidlit

Writing religious children’s books is a very niche market, but one a lot of writers would like to break into. Our latest interviewee, Joy Wieder, has been writing within this market for a long time now, and she officially has her FIRST picture book debuting in 2020! If you’ve ever wanted to find a home for your story in the religious market, check out this interview!

 


THE PASSOVER MOUSE: Cover Reveal, Interview, & Giveaway

September 27, 2019
Justin Colón Books

Justin interviews Joy about her upcoming book The Passover Mouse in which the striking cover illustrated by Israeli artist, Shahar Kober, is revealed, and Joy discusses her 18-year journey to publication! To read the complete interview, visit Justin’s blog.

 


PICTURE BOOK TEAMS TELL ALL

July 2, 2019
Rhys Keller: Words that Show the Way

What makes picture books stand out? How do you take a classic tradition, give it a modern twist, and turn it into a picture book an agent and editor will love? What can you do to add authenticity to a story and bridge the gap between the historic and the fanciful? Find out now from the wonderful cast of our third installment in the series, When Picture Books Shine Editors Sign – Teams Tell All, where author, agent, illustrator, and acquisition editor have pulled open the curtain for all of us:  When Picture Books Shine Editors Sign – Teams Tell All – Part 3

 


RIGHTS ACQUIRED FOR The Passover Mouse

November 19, 2019
Publisher’s Weekly 

Frances Gilbert at Doubleday Books for Young Readers has acquired world rights to The Passover Mouse by Joy Nelkin Wieder, illustrated by Shahar Kober. Publication is slated for January 28, 2020.

In the holiday-themed picture book about community and sharing, a little mouse upsets a village preparing for Passover when it steals a morsel of unleavened bread—or chometz—right after all the houses have been swept clean in accordance with Talmudic law, inspiring the neighbors to come together to help get ready.

Barbara Krasner at Olswanger Literary represented the author and Justin Rucker at Shannon Associates represented the illustrator. Rights Report: Week of November 19, 2018

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