The Passover Mouse


In this charming and witty Passover story about kindness, community, tradition, and forgiveness, a little mouse disrupts a town’s preparations for the holiday when it steals a piece of leavened bread–or chometz–just as all the houses have been swept clean in time for the holiday, spoiling everyone’s hard work. But just when it seems as if the townsfolk will never be ready for their Seder, the little mouse’s actions unwittingly bring everyone together, to work as a group to save the holiday. Jewish families at Passover will embrace this rollicking, funny, and ultimately inspiring story–based on an original tale from the Talmud. It’s sure to become a modern holiday classic that’s shared year after year among the generations.

Publication by Doubleday Books for Young Readers on January 28, 2020. STARRED REVIEW: Kirkus says, “A book that fits moving scenes, puzzles, and mice into the same story is an excellent addition to the Jewish tradition.” The Passover Mouse can be pre-ordered at Random House Children’s Books.

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