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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 >

 

 


AUTHOR SPOTLIGHT: Joy Wieder

February 7, 2020
KidLit411

Today we are excited to feature author Joy Wieder and her debut picture book, THE PASSOVER MOUSE, illustrated by Shahar Kober (Doubleday Books for Young Readers, Jan. 2020). Enter to win a copy! To read the entire interview, go to kidlit411.com.


THE BOSTON SUNDAY GLOBE/ARTS: New England Literary News

February 2, 2020
Nina MacLaughlin

SMALL PROBLEM
Based on a passage in the Talmud regarding mice bringing breadcrumbs into the house before Passover, when all leavened food must be removed, “The Passover Mouse” (Doubleday) a debut children’s book by Acton-based writer and artist Joy Nelkin Wieder and illustrated by Shahar Kober, tells the story of a mischievous mouse who wreaks havoc on a village’s Passover preparations. To read the entire article, go to bostonglobe.com.


JEWISHBOSTON: Read About a Mouse That You Actually Want at Your Table

January 30, 2020
Kara Baskin

Local author Joy Wieder debuts “The Passover Mouse” this week.
While mixing rodents with food might not seem appealing, this is a very cute story: Acton-based author Joy Wieder’s debut picture book, “The Passover Mouse” (Doubleday Books for Young Readers), is out this week with an inaugural reading early next month in Concord. To read the entire article, go to jewishboston.com.


THE PASSOVER MOUSE: Story Times

Sunday, March 29, 10:30 AM
Brookline Booksmith
279 Harvard Street, Brookline, MA

Saturday, April 4, 11:00 AM
Belmont Books
79 Leonard St, Belmont, MA  02478

Sunday, April 5, 11:00 AM
Barnes & Noble
1 Worcester Rd, Framingham, MA  01701


THE PASSOVER MOUSE: Book Launch

Sunday, February 9, 3 pm
The Concord Bookshop
65 Main Street, Concord, MA 

Please join me as I present my debut picture book The Passover Mouse, a charming and witty story that weaves together the themes of community, kindness, charity, and forgiveness. There will be time for Q&A and book signing after the author presentation. Light refreshments will be served.

This event is free of charge and open to the public.


THE PASSOVER MOUSE: Book Trailer Premiere

January 28, 2020
John Schu 

Happy, happy, happy book birthday to Joy Nelkin Wieder and Shahar Kober’s The Passover Mouse. Joy dropped by to share The Passover Mouse‘s book trailer and to finish my sentences.  I wrote the words in purple, and she wrote the words in black. To watch the book trailer, go to mrschureads.blogspot.com.


THE PASSOVER MOUSE: Q&A in The Beacon

January 24, 2020
Patty Mahoney 

Acton resident is set to release her new book for young readers

“The Passover Mouse” is children’s author and Acton resident Joy Nelkin Wieder’s new picture book. Nelkin Wieder recently took the time to answer questions about the book and what inspired her career path. To read the entire article, go to acton.wickedlocal.com.


THE PASSOVER MOUSE: Jewish Book Council

January 20, 2020
Susan Kantor

The brightly colored and expressive illustrations are an energetic match for the lively story. An author’s note provides more information on the chometz debate and the book includes a glossary of terms. To read the complete review, visit jewishbookcouncil.org.


THE PASSOVER MOUSE: Publishers Weekly

January 13, 2020
Publishers Weekly

Wieder’s brisk prose—punctuated by the refrain “A mouse! A mouse! Brought bread into our house!”—and Kober’s warmhearted cartooning successfully turn the story into one of community cooperation and celebration. To read the complete review, visit publishersweekly.com.


THE PASSOVER MOUSE: School Library Journal

January 1, 2020
Amy Lilien-Harper, Wilton Library, CT

This clever story, inspired by a discussion in the Talmud, celebrates community and friendship…The whole comes together beautifully, celebrating the Passover spirit in an appealing package. VERDICT A welcome addition to any library serving Jewish patrons. To read the complete review, visit slj.com.


THE PASSOVER MOUSE: Booklist

November 15, 2019
Emily Graham

The heartwarming and humorous story, based on a passage in the Talmud, is accompanied by cheerful illustrations that bring the village and its residents to life. Jewish readers will recognize familiar concepts, non-Jewish children will receive a delightful introduction to the Passover season, and all readers will learn the beauty of community and compassion. To read the complete review, visit booklistonline.com.


INTERVIEW WITH JOY NELKIN WIEDER

December 12, 2019
Katelyn Aronson

In honor of Jewish Book Month, I’m happy to bring you this interview with Perfect 2020 PBs member Joy Nelkin Wieder. Her picture book, The Passover Mouse, illustrated by Shahar Kober, releases from Doubleday (Random House) on January 28th, 2020. To read the complete interview, visit Katelyn’s blog.


THE PASSOVER MOUSE: Review

December 8, 2019
Amalia Hoffman

One of the things I like to do on my blog is review books that amaze & amuse me. Such a book is The Passover Mouse written by Joy Nelkin Wieder, Illustrated by Shahar Kober. From Doubleday Books for Young Readers. Highly recommended! To read the complete interview, visit Amalia’s blog.


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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