Hanna's Sabbath Dress

by Itzhak Schweiger-Dmi'el and Ora Eitan

Little Hanna can hardly wait to wear the white Sabbath dress her mother sewed for... read more

Little Hanna can hardly wait to wear the white Sabbath dress her mother sewed for her. She manages to keep it clean all afternoon until she offers to help an old man carrying a load of charcoal. When her good deed is rewarded by a moonlight miracle, Hanna's distress subsides. This charming picture book story was originally written by a well-known children's writer in Israel. When they read this new translation, some adults familiar with an earlier edition will miss "Hanneleh," the child's name in an earlier edition. The fresh artwork rendered in gouache for this 10 1/2 x 8 1/2" edition conveys an appropriately nostalgic feeling. (Ages 3-5)

© Cooperative Children's Book Center, Univ. of Wisconsin - Madison, 1996

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