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The Matzo Ball Boy

Lisa Shulman - Author

Rosanne Litzinger - Illustrator

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ISBN 9780525471691 | 32 pages | 03 Feb 2005 | Dutton Children's | 8.89 x 11.37in | 4 - 7 years
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On the morning of the Passover seder, a lonely bubbe decides to make a matzo ball boy to keep herself company. Soon delicious smells waft from the bubbling pot, and when she lifts the lid to see if the matzo ball boy is done, out he jumps. "Oy!" she cries. "And where do you think you're going?" "I'm off to see the world, bubbe," replies the matzo ball boy. "Run, run, as fast as you can. You can't catch me. I'm the matzo ball man!" Before long a yenta and her children, a rabbi, and a fox are all on a mad chase to catch the matzo ball boy, ending with his hilarious comeuppance. The familiar tale of the gingerbread man is updated with a twist as savory as a brimming bowl of the bubbe's chicken soup.

A delightful fractured version of The Gingerbread Boy. . .(Booklist)


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