by Fran Manushkin
Illustrated by Bob Dacey
This story is about the prophetess Miriam, who foretold the birth of her brother Moses and led her people in song to celebrate freedom. It is also about the well of clear spring water that God created in Miriam's honor. Miriam’s story has inspired a new Passover ritual: a cup filled with water that is placed on the Seder table. The lush, double-spread watercolors are painted to reflect a child's perspective. Each illustration bursts with movement, immersing readers and pre-readers alike in the sequence and drama of the story. Music and lyrics from "Miriam's Song," written by Debbie Friedman, appear on the back of the jacket. .