A TOYSHOP TALE OF PURIM
Martha Seif Simpson
Esther's brother wants to reward her for delivering charitable gifts on Purim, a Jewish holiday based on the story of Queen Esther. Ben buys the perfect gragger (whirling noisemaker) for her to use while leading the Purim parade. When another boy tries to take it from her, Esther displays the courage and wit of her namesake and finds a nonviolent way to stand up to the bully.
Backmatter includes information about Purim and instructions on how to make a noisemaker to celebrate the holiday. This is a companion book to The Dreidel That Wouldn't Spin: A Toyshop Tale of Hanukkah.