Groundwood Books

A Sweet Meeting on Mimouna Night

Written by Allison Ofanansky • Illustrated by Rotem Teplow

For students in grades K - 2 | Published October 27, 2020 | ISBN 9781773063980
JUVENILE FICTION / Religious / Jewish

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Regular price $16.95 CAD

36 pages
Digital Format

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A Sweet Meeting on Mimouna Night

Allison Ofanansky • Rotem Teplow

It’s Mimouna — the Moroccan Jewish holiday that marks the end of Passover, and when blessings are given for a year of prosperity and good luck. Miriam wants to help her mother make the sweet moufletot pancakes they always eat at their Mimouna party, but after not eating doughy treats for the week of Passover, they don’t have any flour in the house! So, Miriam’s mother takes her to visit their Muslim neighbors, who share their flour. The women drink tea together, and Miriam makes friends with a young girl named Jasmine. Miriam almost drops the bag of flour when she and Jasmine go to fetch it from the storeroom — but luckily Jasmine is there to catch it! Jasmine and her family then join Miriam’s family and friends to celebrate Mimouna.

This sweet story of friendship and shared customs will introduce North American readers to the Mimouna holiday. The book concludes with an author’s note and a recipe for making moufletot, the sweet, paper-thin pancakes featured in the story, so that readers can enjoy, too.

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