Miracle of the Potato Latkes: A Hannukah Story

Miracle of the Potato Latkes: A Hannukah Story

by Malka Penn, Giora Carmi
     
 

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This charming Hanukkah picturebook tells the tale of Tante Golda, who makes the most delicious potato latkes in all of Russia. She loves to share them with neighbors, but because of the drought this year, she has only one tiny potato. She doesn't know how she can make latkes for her Hanukkah guests, but she has faith that God will provide. Soon He does!

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This charming Hanukkah picturebook tells the tale of Tante Golda, who makes the most delicious potato latkes in all of Russia. She loves to share them with neighbors, but because of the drought this year, she has only one tiny potato. She doesn't know how she can make latkes for her Hanukkah guests, but she has faith that God will provide. Soon He does!

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Penn's original story has the flavor of a folktale; set in Russia, it tells of the lean year in which Tante Golda's traditional Hanukkah party is threatened. With only one puny potato in her wooden barrel, how can she invite all her friends and neighbors to her annual latke feast? ``God will provide,'' she always says, and, following her generosity to a mysterious stranger, it appears that He does. The rough-hewn, earthy illustrations match the homespun heroics. Recipe included. Ages 4-8. (Sept.)
Children's Literature - Susie Wilde
Tante Golda makes the most delicious potato latkes in all of Russia but one year, because of severe drought, she doesn't have potatoes enough to cook for her friends. When she provides for a beggar and her latkes nourish his body and soul, he reminds her "one miracle leads to another." Miraculously, Tante Golda finds a new potato each day beside her menorah, until on the last day she finds a wooden barrel full enough to provide for herself and for her friends until spring.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780823412044
Publisher:
Holiday House, Inc.
Publication date:
02/29/2000
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
9.59(w) x 9.01(h) x 0.15(d)
Age Range:
4 - 8 Years

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