Chanukah Lightsby Michael J. Rosen, Robert Sabuda (Illustrator)
Open this beautiful gift book and follow the Festival of Lights through place and time -- from Herod's temple to a shtetl in Russia; from a refugee ship bound for the New World to an Israeli kibbutz. Inspired by Michael J. Rosen's reverent poem,/b>
From a pop-up master and an acclaimed poet and author comes a glorious celebration of the true spirit of Chanukah.
Open this beautiful gift book and follow the Festival of Lights through place and time -- from Herod's temple to a shtetl in Russia; from a refugee ship bound for the New World to an Israeli kibbutz. Inspired by Michael J. Rosen's reverent poem, Robert Sabuda's striking pop-ups depict each night's menorah in a different scene, using imagery such as desert tents, pushcart lanterns, olive trees, and a final panorama of skyscrapers. Sure to be a treasured family heirloom, this stunning collaboration showcases the spirit and resilience of a people in search of home.
—Publishers Weekly (starred review)
Robert Sabuda, master of the modern pop-up book, teams with poet Michael Rosen to celebrate a 2,000-year-old miracle.
The New York Times Book Review
- Candlewick Press
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- 8.50(w) x 9.50(h) x 1.30(d)
- Age Range:
- 5 - 9 Years
Meet the Author
Michael J. Rosen has written and edited some ninety books for children and adults, including the critically acclaimed THE CUCKOO'S HAIKU AND OTHER BIRDING POEMS. His books have won many awards, among them the National Jewish Book Award, the inaugural Once Upon a World Children's Book Award from the Simon Wiesenthal Museum of Tolerance, and three Ohioana Book Awards. He lives in Glenford, Ohio.
Robert Sabuda is the creator of many best-selling pop-up books, including THE TWELVE DAYS OF CHRISTMAS, AMERICA THE BEAUTIFUL, ALICE'S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND, and the WONDERFUL WIZARD OF OZ. He is also the co-creator of the Encyclopedia Prehistorica and Encyclopedia Mythologica series. He lives in New York City.
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This book is a fantastic mini-history of the Jewish people in eight dazzling pop-up pages. Delightful candy for the eyes, the all-white visions are accompanied by short poems suitable for all ages - a treat for the whole family!
I have a collection of Robert Sabuda and Mathew Reinhart popup books and collateral items. This is the 34th book in my collection and just as wonderful as all the others. The greatest part is watching the reaction of those who look at it, especially the wide eyes of my grandchildren.
This work is a delight to the eye! So intricate, so many details! I will treasure it for a long time!