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Toba’s Passage

Published Date: June 1, 2016

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Dena Ackerman
5.5 x 8.5 inches


Toba is a lively girl who is excited about leaving Poland to join Papa in America! She will travel with her younger brother and her aunt, while Mama and Baby Luba wait for Papa to earn more money and send for them, too.

The sea voyage is an adventure in itself, and life on the Lower East Side turns out to be so different from what Toba imagined. She soon learns that the streets of New York are not paved with gold, but are rich in opportunities to help others.

This immigrant tale portrays a family committed to keeping Shabbos, Torah, and mitzvos no matter where they are.


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


Toba’s Passage

Written by Libby Herz  illustrated by Dena Ackerman

ISBN: 978-1-935882-02-2 / LCCN: 2016930382

Softcover 190 pages / Ages 7-10 / List Price $12.95

Publication Date; June 2016



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Dena Ackerman grew up in Los Angeles, where she was drawing pictures and devouring books from a young age. Dena has illustrated numerous picture books and chapter books, works as a fine artist, and teaches drawing and painting in Ramat Beit Shemesh, where she currently lives.









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