The Challah Girl

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Categories: Pre-School (Ages 2-5)  

In a faraway village, can anyone make the royal prince smile?

Zlatah Leah is a capable girl, talented in many things. One day, she joins her village’s effort to make the prince smile again and takes her challah-baking expertise to the royal palace. She is sure that she has just what it takes to turn things around, but after nothing seems to work, she wonders if anyone at all can succeed. Can she?

The Challah Girl is a beautifully illustrated Jewish folktale about the power of prayer and tears that the whole family can enjoy.

About the Author:

Bracha K. Sharp is an author, writer, and poet. She draws particular inspiration from her background in English literature and psychology, poetry, nature, folklore and myth, and her favorite childhood books. When not writing, she loves to spend time with her family, friends, and literary character-named guinea pigs; attend book conventions; and occasionally bake challahs, which she hopes turn out as good as Zlatah Leah's!

Anita Tung is an illustrator living and working in the California Bay Area. Her work is heavily influenced by the natural world, and often conveys a sense of exploration and wonder. She blends digital and traditional processes and enjoys experimentation with physical media, particularly painting and printmaking. The primary goal of her work is to present viewers with strange and unknown things in a way that prompts curiosity.

More Information
AuthorBracha K. Karp
IllustratorAnita Tung
PublisherMosaica Press
Number of pages32
Item #7790
Binding typeHard Cover
Weight0.960000 lbs.
Customer Reviews
  1. Beautifully crafted story about the power of prayer
    Zlatah Leah is known for making the most delicious challah in her village. When word comes that the prince is unable to laugh or smile despite the efforts of many, Zlatah Leah uses her special gifts to try to heal him. Her sincerity and compassion, along with her gift for baking might make all the difference. Beautiful story with the lyricism of an old tale.

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  2. Baking challah while having someone in mind for a refuah, goes a long way...
    Great children's book! The story is original, the message a great one, and the illustrations are terrific! Highly recommended!

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