In Spain during the 1490's, that means leaving wealth, valuables and a comfortable life behind to set sail for the Ottoman Empire. Sara is reluctant to leave her familiar childhood home until she understands what her priorities really are. Will Sara be able to save her friend from the clutches of the Inquisition? Will she rescue a precious heirloom challah plate from the heartless Spanish soldiers? And will she ever be up to the challenge of baking a perfect challah all by herself?
This fun to read book has short chapters with bright, clear letters, well placed illustrations and lots of excitement. It is packed with historical adventure, humor, and all the positive midos and mitzvos that discriminating parents and teachers want for their children.