A new children’s book by local author Judy Press was published just in time for Passover.
“Pirate Passover” (Kar-Ben Publishing, Feb. 2023) tells the story of Pirates preparing to celebrate Passover at sea.
“When a storm sends the ship rocking and the matzah balls rolling into the sea, the pirates are washed ashore. Not to worry. The brave captain leads the pirates to a house with an open door where everyone enjoys the seder,” according to the book’s promotional materials.
Judy Press studied fine arts at Syracuse University and earned a master’s in art education from the University of Pittsburgh. She is the creator of a dozen award‐winning children’s art activity books and early-reader chapter books.
She is also a grandmother of 10.
“Pirate Passover” is illustrated by Amanda Gulliver, who lives in the United Kingdom.
Publisher’s Weekly said, “Press’s premise is whimsical, while round-headed, bright-eyed characters from Gulliver appear thoroughly earnest, impressing upon readers how observance and tradition persist no matter the circumstances.”
The book can be purchased at karben.com. PJC