The Matzo Ball Boy

The Matzo Ball Boy

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On the morning of the Passover "seder, " a lonely "bubbe" decides to make a matzo ball boy to keep herself company. Soon delicious smells waft from the bubbling pot, and when she lifts the lid to see if the matzo ball boy is done, out he jumps. ""Oy!"" she cries. "And where do you think you're going?" "I'm off to see the world, "bubbe,"" replies the matzo ball boy. "Run, run, as fast as you can. You can't catch me. I'm the matzo ball man!" Before long a "yenta" and her children, a rabbi, and a fox are all on a mad chase to catch the matzo ball boy, ending with his hilarious comeuppance. The familiar tale of the gingerbread man is updated with a twist as savory as a brimming bowl of the "bubbe's" chicken soup.show more

Product details

  • 6-8
  • Hardback | 32 pages
  • 223.5 x 281.9 x 10.2mm | 362.88g
  • Dutton Books for Young Readers
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • 0525471693
  • 9780525471691
  • 1,682,219

About Lisa Shulman

Lisa Shulman is the author of "Old MacDonald Had a Woodshop, " illustrated by Ashley Wolff.show more

Review quote

A delightful fractured version of The Gingerbread Boy. . .(Booklist)show more

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55 ratings
3.65 out of 5 stars
5 24% (13)
4 22% (12)
3 51% (28)
2 4% (2)
1 0% (0)
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