Engineer Ari and the Passover Rush by Deborah Bodin Cohen
The fourth book in the engaging “Engineer Ari” series about a Yishuv-era train engineer whose various adventures entertain young children while also teaching about Jewish holidays.
The first book of the series, “Engineer Ari and the Rosh Hashanah Ride,” celebrates the first historic train ride from Jaffa to Jerusalem in 1892. Subsequent titles followed Engineer Ari as he navigated through the pre-Israel Palestine landscape during Sukkot and Hanukkah. Now, as Engineer Ari is busy prepping for the Passover seder, he tucks a shopping list into his pocket: roasted egg, charoset, parsley, horseradish, shank bone and matzah. As he greets various friends on his train ride to Jerusalem, they give him the needed items and he promises to bring back a box of matzah upon his return to Jaffa.