The Sundown Kid: A Southwestern Shabbat by Barbara BietzThe Sundown Kid: A Southwestern Shabbat by Barbara Bietz

The Sundown Kid: A Southwestern Shabbat

byBarbara BietzContribution byJohn Kanzler

Picture Books | January 7, 2017

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During the early days of settling the "Wild West", there were many Jewish families who became fearless pioneers seeking to create new communities in the desolate terrain. In this story, a young boy and his family move to the desert Southwest where they are the only Jewish family in their small town. Despite keeping busy with chores, adapting to their new home among strangers proves challenging. Every Shabbat, Mama complains that there is "too much soup, not enough family." The young boy has an idea to help relieve Mama's homesickness and invites their new neighbors for Shabbat dinner. By honoring the Jewish value of inviting guests into their home for a meal, the family creates a sense of community in their new town.
Author: Barbara Bietz, creator of the website Jewish Books for Kids, is not only an accomplished author, she is also a magazine writer, educator, and respected book reviewer. Bietz has served as chair of the Sydney Taylor Book Award Committee for the Association of Jewish Libraries, director at Chyten Educational Services in Westlake V...
Title:The Sundown Kid: A Southwestern ShabbatFormat:Picture BooksDimensions:32 pages, 10.99 × 8.52 × 0.07 inPublished:January 7, 2017Publisher:August HouseLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1939160944

ISBN - 13:9781939160942