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Author/Book Spotlight: The Passover Surprise


From the author:
Lisa and her little brother Jon enjoy collecting stamps. But when their father holds a contest to decide which child will get a new large stamp album, Lisa has to solve a difficult problem.

This middle-grade fiction chapter book takes place around 1960 and includes details about Jewish soldiers’ experiences during World War II and early stages of the Civil Rights Movement. The Passover Surprise (Fictive Press, 2015) also portrays a Jewish family celebrating Sabbath and Passover. Parents and teachers can use the Discussion Guide to discuss issues raised in this book, such as sibling rivalry, bullying, discrimination, and Jewish traditions, with their children and students.


  • Paperback: 48 pages
  • Publisher: Fictive Press (January 18, 2016)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1927663172
  • ISBN-13: 978-1927663172
  • Cost: $10.33 @amazon




About the Author: Janet Ruth Heller teaches English and Womens Studies at Western Michigan University. She has a Ph.D. from the University of Chicago. The University of Missouri Press published her scholarly book, Coleridge, Lamb, Hazlitt, and the Reader of Drama, in 1990. Her fiction picture book for children about bullying and self-esteem, How the Moon Regained Her Shape (Sylvan Dell, 2006) has won four national awards. Janet has also published 150 poems. She is President of the Michigan College English Association.

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