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First Rain by Charlotte Herman

First Rain (2010)

by Charlotte Herman

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Abby and her family are Jewish and are moving away from her grandmother to Israel. Abby frequently emails her grandma and tells her all about the Hebrew language and traditions that she is learning while in Israel. Since it doesn't rain during the summer in Israel she recounts all these experiences with her while hoping for the rain that would give her some of the comforts from home like when her Abby and her grandmother used to play in the rain.

I didn't expect to learn Hebrew word or things about Israel in this book, but it was much more in depth then just a girl playing in the rain with her grandmother.

1. This could start a conversation about other countries that students may have traveled to.
2. The students can be asked to find Israel on a map and also look up important information about it. ( )
  FrancisWills | Jul 18, 2016 |
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Abby and her parents have moved to Israel, where they've always dreamed of living. Abby's excited about her new home, but she misses her grandma. As they exchange letters and emails, Abby tells about her new life-learning Hebrew, eating falafel, and floating in the Dead Sea. And through the long dry summer, as she looks forward to the first rain of autumn, she misses how she and Grandma used to splash and play on rainy days. Finally, one morning, Abby hears the long-awaited ping ping ping on the roof. And then something even more wonderful happens. Kathryn Mitter's bright paintings perfectly complement Charlotte Herman's appealing story of the love between a grandma and a little girl.

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When Abby moves with her family to Israel, where it does not rain all summer, she misses her grandmother and remembers the fun they used to have splashing in puddles together.

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