Sitting Shiva

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Orca Book Publishers
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8.8 X 10.9 X 0.4 inches | 0.97 pounds

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About the Author

Erin Silver is a children's author and freelance writer whose work has appeared in everything from Good Housekeeping to the Washington Post. She is the author of numerous books for children, including Rush Hour: Navigating Our Global Traffic Jam in the Orca Footprints series and Good Food, Bad Waste: Let's Eat for the Planet in the Orca Think series, as well as What Kids Did: Stories of Kindness and Invention in the Time of COVID-19 and Proud to Play: Canadian LGBTQ+ Athletes Who Made History. Erin holds a master of fine arts in creative nonfiction from the University of King's College in Halifax, a postgraduate journalism degree from Toronto Metropolitan University and a bachelor of arts from the University of Toronto.

Michelle Theodore was born and raised in Edmonton. She loves making intelligent and captivating illustrations that evoke a deep emotional connection. Her recent work focuses on exploring the intangible feelings of childhood memory and her strong obsession with the pull of the ocean.

"The comforting text and the warm images will help young readers begin to understand what shiva means in Jewish families."-- "Sal's Fiction Addiction"
"With its lovely, warm illustrations and perfectly pitched storyline, provides an accessible introduction to shiva for readers of all ages...A sensitive, powerful treatment of a child's grief."-- "Kirkus Reviews"
"A thoughtful and gentle introduction to shiva, grief, and mourning to even the littlest of readers."-- "Association of Jewish Libraries"
"This poignant story about mourning and finding comfort in community is universally relatable."-- "Booklist"
"Shows great empathy for a child's feelings when coping with loss. That Silver does this task in a unique and emotional way that manages to convey the traditions associated with the practice of sitting Shiva is admirable. Highly Recommended."-- "CM: Canadian Review of Materials"
"Explains the Jew-ish mourn-ing peri-od in a gen-tle, easy-to-under-stand, car-ing man-ner...Sim-ple and acces-si-ble...Care-ful-ly phrased, evoca-tive-ly illus-trat-ed, and empha-sizes time spent with fam-i-ly and friends."-- "Jewish Book Council"