Engineer Ari and the Rosh Hashanah Ride A Rosh Hashanah story based on the first historic train ride from Jaffa to Jerusalem in 1892, shortening the journey
between the two cities from 3 days to 3 hours. Engineer Ari's train is coming to Jerusalem collecting goodies along the way
to celebrate the Jewish new year, and he learns an important lesson along the way.
Engineer Ari and the Sukkah Express As
Engineer Ari drives his train to Jerusalem, he stops as friends along the way help him gather branches and fruit for his backyard
Sukkah. When the Sukkot holiday begins, he is sad that those friends aren't with him to join the celebration. But what surprise
do his pals Jessie and Nathaniel have waiting for him at the train station?
Engineer Ari and the
Hanukkah Mishap Hurrying home to celebrate Hanukkah, Engineer Ari screeches his train to
a halt to avoid hitting a stubborn camel sitting on the tracks. The camel's Bedouin owner invites Ari to his tent to await
help, where the two have an impromptu Hanukkah celebration, and become friends. Engineer Ari and the Passover Rush Engineer Ari
rushes to complete his final train ride to Jerusalem before Passover begins, but will he run out of time before collecting
all the items he needs for the seder plate?
Sydney Taylor Honor Book Winner
PJ Library Selection of the Harold Grinspoon Foundation
Praise for Engineer Ari
gets a high-five for teaching your child all about friendship and compassion. This one's a keeper that your child will enjoy
reading over and over again." Stories for Children magazine
"All aboard for
delicious historical fiction perfectly grounded in the emotions of its targeted readers. Author Cohen uses the 1892 inauguration
of Israel's first steam train to focus on friendship hurt feelings, teshuvah, the symbols of Rosh Hashanah and the flora and
fauna of central Israel. Whew! Heavy duty values delivered with a light touch of words and adorable illustrations."
"It's not every day you find a good Rosh Hashanah book for kids -
one that's fun to read, pleases the eye and conveys a simple moral. But, 'Engineer Ari and the Rosh Hashanah Ride' . . .
does all three." The Jewish News Weekly of Northern California"
and the Rosh Hashana Ride teaches youngsters about the importance of kindness, personal responsibility and forgiveness.
Bodin Cohen has not only recerated an important historical event, she seamlessing connects the event to an essential aspect
of Judaism. . . a wonderful ride for pre-school and primary students, and school libraries." Jewish Book World
"If there is a youngster at your table this holiday, this story is sure to delight and enlighten."
Cleveland Jewish News