Julie Fortenberry

picture books


Book Trailer -Sadie’s Almost Marvelous Menorah
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“Illustrations filled with Hanukkah cheer capture both the bustling and the quiet times of Sadie’s classroom; light-infused pictures of the family at home radiate warmth.”
The Horn Book

“This gentle story of determination enriched by sweet and whimsical pictures.” The Jewish Book Council

"A welcoming introduction to an often overlooked minor holiday." Kirkus Reviews

“In the sixth book about this observant Jewish family, the loving intergenerational relationship comes across warmly in both text and illustrations.” Horn Book

  • A Sydney Taylor Notable Book

“Children will appreciate the sweet reassurance on display here.” Kirkus Reviews

  • A Sydney Taylor Notable Book

Illustration from Sadie and the Big Mountain

Illustration Sadie's Sukkah Breakfast

From Sadie and Ori and the Blue Blanket

From Sadie and Ori and the Blue Blanket

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