This heartwarming story of a little girl's bond with her great-grandma, who tells the silliest, most magical stories, celebrates four generations of a Jewish family who come together for Shabbat.
It's Friday, and little Ruby gets to spend the day with her great-grandma, Tata. Together, they go for a walk with Ruby's grandma, Yaya. They take a nap. They read books. The whole family gathers for Shabbat dinner, and Ruby gets to eat a delicious piece of challah bread. Best of all, throughout the day, Tata tells Ruby funny, fantastical stories that come from her dreams, in which she soars on a giant blueberry bird, or dances right on top of the dinner table. In this heartwarming tale that spans four generations of Jewish women, acclaimed author-illustrator duo Julie Salamon and Jill Weber celebrate family traditions, the enduring love between a girl and her great-grandma, and the everlasting power of stories.
About the Author
Julie Salamon is the New York Times-bestselling author of over ten books, including Wendy and the Lost Boys: the Uncommon Life of Wendy Wasserstein. She is a former film and television critic for the Wall Street Journal and the New York Times.
Jill Weber is a children’s book illustrator whose books include The Story of Hanukkah, a New York Times holiday pick, The Story of Passover, Goodnight Bubbala, and New York Times bestseller The Christmas Tree, which was written by Julie Salamon.