by Libby Herz

Toba’s Passage

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: Dena Ackerman
: Softcover
: English
: 9781935882022
: 2016930382


Toba is a lively girl who is excited about leaving Poland to join Papa in America! She will travel with her younger brother and her aunt, while Mama and Baby Luba wait for Papa to earn more money and send for them, too.

The sea voyage is an adventure in itself, and life on the Lower East Side turns out to be so different from what Toba imagined. She soon learns that the streets of New York are not paved with gold, but are rich in opportunities to help others.

This immigrant tale portrays a family committed to keeping Shabbos, Torah, and mitzvos no matter where they are.

About the Fun-to-Read Series:
Once children can read on their own, they need short chapter books that have bright, clear letters, well-placed illustrations, and lot of excitement! Fun-to-Read Books are packed with historical adventure, humor, and all the positive midos and mitzvos that discriminating parents and teachers have come to expect from Hachai Publishing. 


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Illustrator Information

About the artist: Dena Ackerman is an artist and illustrator who lives with her family in Israel.








Customer Reviews


...the book successfully conveys an excitement about applying religion to one's life...

- Publishers Weekly

...Splendidly designed...

- Children's Bookwatch

...speaks in just the right tone about an upsheren celebration from the birthday boy's point of view.

- N'shei Newsletter

...a fun book of learning and teaching and being Jewish.

- Algemainer Journal

The stories are charming and delightful...

- Jewish World News