Soosie: The Horse That Saved Shabbat

by Tami Lehman-Wilzig (Author) Menahem Halberstadt (Illustrator)

Soosie: The Horse That Saved Shabbat
Reading Level: 2nd − 3rd Grade
Every Shabbat Jacob and his horse Soosie set out to deliver Ezra and Esther's delicious challahs to their Jerusalem neighbors. But what happens when Jacob is sick? Will everyone get their challah in time for Shabbat? This heart-warming story is based on the history of Angel Bakery, the oldest commercial bakery in Israel. Charming illustrations capture picturesque turn of the century Jerusalem and its eclectic and diverse group of residents.

Kirkus Reviews

Starred Review

A heartwarming tale with an abundance of kindness, love, and tradition. (Picture book. 4-11)

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Tami Lehman-Wilzig
Born in the United States, Tami Lehman-Wilzig now lives in Israel. She has a Bachelor's Degree in English Literature and an M.A. in Communications from Boston University. She is one of Israel's leading English language copywriters. Her children's books include Tasty Bible Stories, Keeping the Promise, Passover Around the World, Hanukkah Around the World and Zvuvi's Israel. She lives in Kfar Saba, Israel.
Lexile Measure
Guided Reading Level
Kalaniot Books
Publication date
March 20, 2021
BISAC categories
JUV039230 - Juvenile Fiction | Social Themes | Bullying
JUV033020 - Juvenile Fiction | Religious | Jewish
JUV002130 - Juvenile Fiction | Animals | Horses
JUV017090 - Juvenile Fiction | Holidays & Celebrations | Other, Religious
Library of Congress categories
Picture books

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