Trouble is brewing and Sarah and Jacob are caught in the middle of it. Purim is just a day away but everything is going wrong. The hamantashen taste like brussel sprouts with hot chili sauce and the costumes are all mixed up. When a cry for help appears on their golden graggers, the children know just what to do. With a mighty shake, their graggers magically transport Sarah and Jacob to Purimland, where help is definitely needed. The hamantashies are facing a “horrible hamanish problem.” It seems a nasty group of Gremlins are sneaking into the warehouses at night to mix up the costumes and transform the yummy hamantashen into yucky-tasting ones. If the children can’t find a way to stop the Gremlins, Purim will be ruined for everyone. Sarah and Jacob soon discover that noise frightens the Gremlins. But the hamantashies are timid creatures. How will the children convince them to stand up to the Gremlins and scare them away? Problems in Purimville is a delightful sequel to Fisman’s first chapter book, An Adventure in Latkaland. Fisman’s fun-filled text combined with Faust’s colorful illustrations, will entertain children ages 7 – 10 during Purim and long afterwards.
Marcia Berneger is a retired teacher who lives with her husband and three crazy dogs. She taught both first and second grade, as well as special education. She currently teaches Torah school, in addition to her volunteer work in classrooms, libraries, and with various fundraisers. She lives in San Diego.