The Fri­day Nights of Nana

Amy Hest; Claire A. Nivola, illus.

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December 12, 2013
Jen­nie has Fri­day off school to help her grand­moth­er pre­pare for the fam­i­ly meal before the Sab­bath. Jen­nie and Nana have their break­fast and then start work: pol­ish­ing the can­dle­sticks, iron­ing the table­cloth and braid­ing the dough for chal­lah bread. Then they put on their pret­ty Sab­bath dress­es while the snow falls out­side, and wait for Jen­nie’s par­ents and baby broth­er to arrive with the rest of the fam­i­ly. Now Jen­nie’s best time begins. Full of gor­geous colours and absorb­ing detail, this sto­ry por­trays the rich pat­tern of love and tra­di­tion woven into the spe­cial rela­tion­ship between a child and a grandparent.

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