A Synagogue Just Like Home

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A Synagogue Just Like Home
Written by Alice Blumenthal McGinty
Format: Hardback
ISBN-13: 9781536210866
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A Synagogue Just Like Home

author: Alice Blumenthal McGinty
illustrator: Laurel Molk

Rabbi Ruben loves his synagogue. But he doesn’t love the creaking floorboards, leaking sink, or drafty windows. Surely, he thinks, he can fix it up so it feels cared for, like a happy home! But Rabbi Ruben doesn’t know much about home repair, so when his creative fixes—challah dough plugging a drippy faucet, tablecloths blocking a window draft—make things humorously worse, it’ll take his whole congregation banding together to remind him what really makes a place feel like a happy home. Alice Blumenthal McGinty’s warm, inviting text pairs with Laurel Molk’s lively, friendly illustrations for a story about community and coming together—sharing, helping, caring.

A new rabbi’s efforts to fix up his aging synagogue are a labor of love—and a comedy of errors—until his congregants fondly pool their talents in this lighthearted celebration of community.
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Picture Books / Hardback
age range:
4 yrs - 8 yrs
# of pages/size:
40 / 8 7/16" x 10 5/8"
grade range:
Preschool - Grade 3
Holidays & Celebrations; Religious; Social Themes;
author’s comments:
Alice Blumenthal McGinty is the author of more than twenty-five books for children. In addition to being a writer, she is a writing coach and instructor. She lives in Illinois.
illustrator’s comments:
Laurel Molk has written and illustrated several books for children and is the illustrator of There Might Be Lobsters by Carolyn Crimi. She lives near Boston.
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