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Shloimie’s Letter

Published Date: March 14, 2021

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Michael Biniashvili
5.5 x 8.5 inches


Shloimie Paporovich enjoys a lot of things:  collecting stamps, playing baseball, and spending time with his best friend Hershel. But when faced with a whole series of unexpected events, will Shloimie find the strength to do what’s difficult? When things look bleak, will he accept that whatever happens is truly good?

Set in Toronto, Canada just after WWII, Shloimie’s Letter brings the post war experience to life, making Jewish history fun to read! The large, clear letters, memorable characters, and positive middos and mitzvos are perfect for independent readers grades 2-4!


About the Fun-to-Read Series:

Once children can read on their own, they need short chapter books that have bright, clear letters, well-placed illustrations, and lot of excitement! Fun-to-Read Books are packed with historical adventure, humor, and all the positive midos and mitzvos that discriminating parents and teachers have come to expect from Hachai Publishing.


Shloimie’s Letter

By Freidele Galya Soban Biniashvili, illustrated by Michael Biniashvili

ISBN: 9781945560477 / LCCN: 20209490044

Softcover 162 pages / Ages 7-10 / List Price $12.95

Publication Date; November 2021

Author Information

About the Author:


Freidele Galya Soban Biniashvili has always enjoyed writing stories and poems. She is the author of several books including The Mystery of the Lost Watch, I Love Matzah, There’s A Reason Why!, and Goldie and the Guests. A second-generation Canadian, she lives in Toronto with her husband, the illustrator of Shloimie’s Letter, and their team of future writers and artists.

Illustrator Information

About the Artist:


Michael Biniashvili was born in Tbilisi, Georgia. At an early age, he showed a talent for drawing and enrolled in art studies. Eventually, he immigrated to Toronto, Canada, where he met his future wife, the author of Shloimie’s Letter. Mainly a self-taught artist, his clients have included Hachai Publishing, Judaica Press, Israel Bookshop Publications and Benei Yakov Publications.



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