Eight Candles to Light: A Chanukah Story (Festival Time!)

Eight Candles to Light: A Chanukah Story (Festival Time!)

by Johnny Zucker, Jan Barger Cohen
     
 

This charming picture book for younger children describes a typical family's celebration of the Jewish Festival of Light. After Dad reads the kids a story from Jewish history, the family sings and lights the candles. The kids spin their dreidels, and all exchange gifts. At last the family sits at the dinner table, where they eat, drink, talk, and laugh. This

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This charming picture book for younger children describes a typical family's celebration of the Jewish Festival of Light. After Dad reads the kids a story from Jewish history, the family sings and lights the candles. The kids spin their dreidels, and all exchange gifts. At last the family sits at the dinner table, where they eat, drink, talk, and laugh. This delightful picture book depicts a typical Jewish family as they celebrate one of the year's most important holidays. The traditional warmth of the Jewish holidays are reflected in cheerful and attractive little stories that speak not only to Jewish children but to boys and girls of all faiths. On the last two pages of each book, the traditions and meanings of the holiday are summarized for parents to relate to their children. There are attractive color illustrations on every page. (Ages 3-7)

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From the Publisher

"This is just the sort of holiday story that librarians and teachers of young preschoolers look for!"

Jewish Book World, 2003

School Library Journal
PreS-A family celebrates Chanukah by lighting candles, exchanging presents, telling stories, eating latkes, and playing dreidel. The simple text is accompanied by warm watercolor illustrations of a congenial, extended family, done in a cartoon style. Although there is an appended note about the origins of Chanukah and some of its customs, the text assumes some background knowledge on the part of readers. A serviceable selection to share with young audiences.-E. M. Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780764122668
Publisher:
Barron's Educational Series, Incorporated
Publication date:
09/28/2002
Series:
Festival Time
Pages:
24
Sales rank:
1,142,554
Product dimensions:
8.30(w) x 8.46(h) x 0.09(d)
Age Range:
3 - 7 Years

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