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Hanukkah Lights, Hanukkah Nights
     

Hanukkah Lights, Hanukkah Nights

by Leslie Kimmelman, John Himmelman (Illustrator)
 

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From the first shammash candle and the four-sided dreidels to the final night of the holiday songs, the eight days of Hanukkah are always a joyous occasion. Every year Jewish people celebrate the miracle that happened long ago - when one day's oil lasted for eight days and nights. Here is an introduction to the holiday symbols and traditions that make Hanukkah the

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From the first shammash candle and the four-sided dreidels to the final night of the holiday songs, the eight days of Hanukkah are always a joyous occasion. Every year Jewish people celebrate the miracle that happened long ago - when one day's oil lasted for eight days and nights. Here is an introduction to the holiday symbols and traditions that make Hanukkah the most special festival of lights.

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Marilyn Courtot
Sparse text and soft illustrations are used to describe the holiday's songs, games, and prayers. A brief explanation at the end of the book recounts the history of Hanukkah and the meaning of the symbols.
Children's Literature - Susie Wilde
Kimmelman's simple story about Hanukkah is full of fun and tradition. Now in board book format it reaches a younger audience with a button that plays "My Little Dreidel."
Ellen Mandel
Simple text and jovial watercolors convey the warmth and fun of a family's Hanukkah celebration. Each turn of the page brings a new night of the eight-night holiday and highlights a different traditional custom. Aunts chant holiday blessings on night three, uncles flip latkes on night four, even the humorous kittens who cavort among all the pages take a turn--they are featured on night seven, playing with chocolate gelt (money). In the lower right-hand corner of each double-page spread, a small Hanukkiyah, or menorah, displays the appropriate number of candles for each night, adding a candle-counting exercise to this playful presentation of holiday customs and activities.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780694014378
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
10/28/1999
Edition description:
BOARD
Pages:
24
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 6.62(h) x 0.00(d)
Age Range:
2 - 5 Years

Meet the Author

Leslie Kimmelman is the author of Dance, Sing, Remember; Hanukkah Lights, Hanukkah Nights; and Hooray! It’s Passover! She lives with her family outside of New York City, and until recently she was an editor at Sesame Workshop, which is where she learned to count so well.

John Himmelman is the illustrator of Hanukkah Lights, Hanukkah Nights, and several other children's books, including the popular Buzby, an I Can Read Book by Julia Hoban. He lives in Killingworth, CT.

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