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Bar Mitzvah, Bat Mitzvah: The Ceremony, the Party, and How the Day Came to Be
Contributor(s): Katz, Avi (Illustrator), Metter, Bert (Author)

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ISBN: 0618767738     ISBN-13: 9780618767731
Publisher: Clarion Books
OUR PRICE: $7.61  

Binding Type: Paperback - See All Available Formats & Editions
Published: August 2007

Annotation: In some places, bar and bat mitzvahs are rivaled only by proms as the most important social event in many teens' lives. Parties celebrating the occasion can range from humble cookies-and-punch receptions to lavish catered affairs with elaborate themes and celebrity guests. But more important, bar mitzvahs and bat mitzvahs are serious religious ceremonies, with rich histories and deep significance to the participants.
Here is a warmly written discussion of these important Jewish coming-of-age rituals, their historical backgrounds and evolution. A special chapter features the reminiscences of well-known actors, television personalities, and sports figures about their own bar and bat mitzvahs. Joan Reilly's lively black-and-white drawings perfectly illustrate the details of the event and the celebrations. This concise, informative book will help children preparing for their bar and bat mitzvahs--as well as their families and friends--understand and appreciate this rich, spiritual occasion.
Additional Information
BISAC Categories:
- Juvenile Nonfiction | Religion - Judaism
Dewey: 296.442
Age Level: 10-12
Grade Level: 5-7
Physical Information: 0.22" H x 5.62" W x 8.16" (0.22 lbs) 70 pages
- Religious Orientation - Jewish
- Event - Bar/Bat Mitzvah
Features: Bibliography, Ikids, Illustrated, Index, Price on Product, Price on Product - Canadian, Table of Contents
Review Citations: Kirkus Review - Children 07/15/2007 pg. 732
Booklist 07/01/2007 pg. 52
School Library Journal 11/01/2007 pg. 110
Hornbook Guide to Children 01/01/2008 - Below Average, With Minor Flaw
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