In this warmly told contemporary tale of Purim by renowned storyteller Penninah Schram, and accompanied by beautiful illustrations by Tammy L. Keiser, the complete story of Purim is framed by the experience of a modern-day child. Rebecca is tired of always dressing up as Queen Esther. Her mother suggests many options, but non appeal to Rebecca. Finally, her mother suggests Vashti.
As Rebecca considers this unusual option and listens to the story of Purim at the spiel, she comes to realize just how important Vashti was.
"They're coming! They're coming! The Purim players are coming!" So begins a Purim tale of yesteryear by Barbara Cohen, renowned author of Jewish children's books. Enter the world of Reb Zalman and Reb Yisroel and their fellow Jews in Prague; listen to how the Jews of Persia escaped destruction because of Esther's bravery and Mordecai's wisdom. With beautiful, full-color illustrations by Shoshana Mekibel, Here Come the Purim Players! is a lively retelling of the story of Purim that is sure to have the whole family laughing with joy.
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