Hamden Resident Pens New Book for Purim

Just in time for Purim, Hamden resident Martha Seif Simpson’s latest picture book, “Esther’s Gragger: A Toyshop Tale of Purim,” has been published by Wisdom Tales. The book features illustrations by award-winning author and illustrator Durga Yael Bernhard. 

Seif Simpson offers a brief description of the story: “Like her namesake, Queen Esther, a young girl displays courage and wit when a bully tries to steal her gragger. The story is set in the same place as my previous book, “The Dreidel That Wouldn’t Spin: A Toyshop Tale of Hanukkah.” The book, has received accolades from Kirkus Reviews and Foreward Reviews. In addition to writing, Seif Simpson serves as the Head of Children’s Services at the Stratford Library in Stratford.  

For information go to: martha-seif-simpson.com. 

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