Green Bean Books

Lights in the Night

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Written by Chris Barash
Illustrated by Maya Shleifer

Price: £10.99 / $11.99
Pages: 8
Format: Hardback
ISBN: 9781784386603

Book available from: November 2021

Highlights

  • Charming picture book for young children told in rhyme

  • Glow-in-the-dark book for bedtime

  • Teaches children about light and dark

  • Celebrates the different elements of Shabbat

Description

In this charming picture book for young children, the magic of Shabbat is celebrated through light.

As the sun goes down on a Friday evening and darkness descends, different sources of light welcome in the Sabbath: candles, lanterns, the moon and stars, fireflies, nightlights and then the next morning, the sunrise.

Told in gently rhythmic rhyming couplets and beautifully illustrated throughout, this is an enchanting exploration of light and dark, and a journey through the various rituals and delights of Shabbat.

Author Details

Chris Barash works for the Harold Grinspoon Foundation and is a former Jewish day school teacher and principal. She is the author of more than a dozen books for children, including a series of Jewish holiday books.

Illustrator Details

Maya Shleifer is a multidisciplinary illustrator and designer. Born in the former USSR, she immigrated to Israel at the age of 16. After completing her studies at the Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design in Jerusalem, she worked as a designer and art director for various publications. She soon began showcasing her own editorial illustrations, and at about the same time, she started work on her first children’s books. Today her titles have wide recognition in Israel, and are exhibited in the country’s major museums.