Scarlett and Sam Escape From Eqypt by Eric Kimmel
Illustrated chapter book for ages seven and up.
One minute, twins Scarlett and Sam are bickering about who s going to read the Four Questions at the Passover seder. The next minute, they ve been swept up by Grandma Mina s time-traveling carpet and dumped in the ancient Egyptian desert! And as if being stranded 3,000 years in the past isn t bad enough, they also find their fellow Hebrews suffering in slavery.
So they team up with Moses, Aaron, and Miriam to help free the slaves. The future is looking bright! But the story they know so well doesn't turn out the way they expected.
"Magical realism and Jewish history merge in this exciting adventure in which twins Scarlett and Sam travel back in time to Egypt to help Moses convince Pharaoh to free the slaves. Simple language makes it easy for kids to absorb the story, and the two unique main characters deliver witty remarks. Energy, suspense, and Jewish scholarship sweep Scarlett and Sam off their feet, literally, and into a world of peril and delight."
-- Foreword Reviews