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Bitter and sweet / Sandra V. Feder ; pictures by Kyrsten Brooker.

Feder, Sandra V., 1963- (author.). Brooker, Kyrsten, (illustrator.).

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Jonathan Trumbull Library - Lebanon JPIC FEDER (Text to phone) 33430141181446 Juvenile Picture Book Available -
Black Rock Branch - Bridgeport jj FEDER (Text to phone) 34000081483471 Juvenile Picture Book Available -
Brookfield Library E/Friends & School/Fed (Text to phone) 34029144266359 Juvenile New Picture Book Available -
East Side Branch - Bridgeport jj FEDER (Text to phone) 34000081436966 Juvenile Picture Book Available -
North Branch - Bridgeport jj FEDER (Text to phone) 34000081408585 Juvenile Picture Book Available -
Plumb Memorial Library - Huntington Branch E FEDER (Text to phone) 34025142054151 Juvenile Picture Book Available -
Ridgefield Library JPB Feder (Text to phone) 34010143710670 Juvenile Picture Book Available -
Silas Bronson Library - Waterbury JP FEDER, S (Text to phone) 34005145469960 Juvenile Picture Book Available -
Weston Public Library E FEDER (Text to phone) 34053143826328 Easy Available -

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Despite her grandmother's wise words about how moving to a new place can be both bitter and sweet, Hannah feels only bitterness as she tries to get used to her new house. But when she sees the new home in the soft light of the Shabbat candles and a new friend reaches out with a special gift, Hannah begins to realize that sweetness can come from unexpected places. Includes author's note about Jewish traditions.
"When Hannah's family has to move, her grandmother tells her how she felt leaving the old country--it was both bitter and sweet. As Hannah leaves her friends behind and tries to get used to a new house, she only feels bitterness. Was her grandmother wrong about the sweetness? Hannah starts to feel better about the move when she sees her new house in the soft light of the Shabbat candles. When a new friend reaches out with a special gift, Hannah realizes that sweetness can come from unexpected places and that she can even create some herself."-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Moving, Household > Juvenile fiction.
Jewish children > Juvenile fiction.
Jewish families > Juvenile fiction.
Jewish way of life > Juvenile fiction.
Friendship > Juvenile fiction.
Moving, Household > Fiction.
Jews > Fiction.
Family life > Fiction.
Jewish way of life > Fiction.
Friendship > Fiction.
Genre: Picture books.

Syndetic Solutions - BookList Review for ISBN Number 9781554989959
Bitter and Sweet
Bitter and Sweet
by Feder, Sandra V.; Brooker Brooker, Kyrsten (Illustrator)
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Bitter and Sweet


From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.

*Starred Review* Hannah's family is moving to a new town. Though she's sad to leave her house and friends, her grandmother tells her that every change has nice parts and hard parts. Recalling her childhood journey from the old country, Grandma says, Definitely some bitter but even more sweet. When Maya, a girl on her new block, gives Hannah a bag of cocoa powder, it cheers her up. But mixed with hot milk, it tastes bitter! The next day, Maya tells her to add sugar, and soon they're drinking hot chocolate together. Calling Grandma that night, Hannah explains that when you find only the bitter, you must add the sweet yourself. The bitter-sweet dichotomy runs throughout the story, tying the ups and downs of Hannah's emotions to her grandmother's experiences and advice. An appended note connects it with Jewish traditional practices and wisdom as well. While telling a familiar story about the difficulties of moving, the quietly expressive text offers a clear view of Hannah's emotions and a hopeful, yet practical perspective on making things better. Brooker contributes a series of richly detailed collages incorporating oil-painted, printed, and photographed elements into complex, dynamic illustrations. This insightful picture book sensitively portrays Hannah's sadness and her return to equilibrium.--Carolyn Phelan Copyright 2018 Booklist

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