The Friday Nights of Nana

by Amy Hest and Claire A. Nivola

A young girl spends the day helping her grandmother prepare to host a large family... read more

A young girl spends the day helping her grandmother prepare to host a large family gathering for Shabbat dinner. In Jennie’s detailed description of the preparations, a warm portrait of the special relationship between the grandchild and her grandmother emerges. (“Nana washes the good china and irons all the wrinkles in her lace tablecloth. I fold napkins with lace borders.”) Delicate watercolor illustrations create the sense of invitation right into this loving home. (Ages 4–7)

© Cooperative Children's Book Center, Univ. of Wisconsin - Madison, 2002

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