Sheila Deeth’s Review of Janet Ruth Heller’s chapter book The Passover Surprise

Here is the first paragraph of Sheila Deeth’s review of my middle-grade fiction chapter book The Passover Surprise.

Janet Ruth Heller’s The Passover Surprise is a nicely illustrated chapbook for young readers with clear print, great chapter titles, well-placed black-and-white illustrations, and a pleasing lesson well-told. The story’s set around 1960, when civil rights hit the schoolroom and the news, fathers might have served in the Second World War, and girls were still not supposed to like the same things as boys. It’s a deceptively simple tale in which life isn’t fair, but love and trust, with a measure of kind communication, might ease the pain.

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