New Jewish Children's Book, "Esther's Gragger" A Toyshop Tale of Purim

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BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - Jan. 7, 2019 - PRLog -- Young Esther has earned a special gragger (whirling noisemaker) by delivering
charitable gifts on Purim, a Jewish holiday based on the story of Queen Esther. Now she is ready to carry her gragger in the festive Purim parade! Like the legendary Queen, Esther displays courage and wit when an older bully tries to steal her gragger. Add a toyshop and a lively cast of characters, and there is learning and fun to be had for all!

Publication Details
ISBN: 978-1-937786-75-5
Pub. Date: January 2019
Page Count: 40 Hardback
Price: $16.95, Trim Size: 8 x 10

About the Author
MARTHA SEIF SIMPSON is an author and children's librarian,
currently in her twenty-fifth year as head of children's services
at the Stratford Library in Stratford, CT. She is the author of five
professional books for teachers and librarians as well as two
children's books: What NOT to Give Your Mom on Mother's Day
and The Dreidel That Wouldn't Spin: A Toyshop Tale of Hanukkah.
Martha enjoyed celebrating Hanukkah and Purim with her parents
and brother while growing up, and sharing these customs with
her own children and husband. She lives in Hamden, CT. Martha's
website can be found at

About the Illustrator
DURGA YAEL BERNHARD is the illustrator, designer, and author of
numerous award-winning children's books. She brings a variety
of influences to her work, including African art; studies in Eastern
and Western religion; and a love of nature that fills her daily life
in the Catskill Mountains of NY where she makes her home. Ms.Bernhard is also a fi ne-art painter, an arts-in-ed teacher, and a bnei mitzvah tutor. Her titles include Never Say a Mean Word Again and The Dreidel That Wouldn't Spin. Visit her blog and website at

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