The Power of Light: Eight Stories for Hanukkah

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"The Nobel Prize-winning author again gives us a collection of stories that children will read and reread."-Children's Book Review Service

Eight tales by Nobellaureate Isaac Bashevis Singer--one for each night of the Hanukkah celebration--tell of a world in which miracles aboundl, love triumphs, and faith prevails. Full-color pictures throughout.

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Overview

"The Nobel Prize-winning author again gives us a collection of stories that children will read and reread."-Children's Book Review Service

Eight tales by Nobellaureate Isaac Bashevis Singer--one for each night of the Hanukkah celebration--tell of a world in which miracles aboundl, love triumphs, and faith prevails. Full-color pictures throughout.

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"The Nobel Prize-winning author again gives us a collection of stories that children will read and reread." —Children's Book Review Service
Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
PW said that this stirring collection ``can enrich readers of all faiths, all ages, with its descriptions of the miraculous power of light over evil. The stories also reveal Singer's genius.'' All ages. (Oct.)
Children's Literature - Mary Quattlebaum
Nobel Laureate Isaac Bashevis Singer creates tales of wonder and celebration. Singer peoples his stories-one for each night of the holiday-with a parakeet named Dreidle, two teenagers who escape from the Warsaw ghetto, and a fawn who brings a message of joy to a barren couple. 1990 (orig.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780374459840
  • Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
  • Publication date: 10/28/1990
  • Edition description: First Edition
  • Pages: 96
  • Age range: 6 - 9 Years
  • Product dimensions: 7.06 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.22 (d)

Meet the Author

Isaac Bashevis Singer
The great voice of the Yiddish-language tradition in modern Jewish literature, Isaac Bashevis Singer is best known for short stories (think "Yentl") with deeply Jewish roots yet universal appeal.

Biography

Isaac Bashevis Singer emigrated to New York from Poland in 1935 and found work with the Jewish Daily Forward. Author of many novels, collections of short stories, and books for children, he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1978.

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    1. Also Known As:
      Isaac Warshofsky
    1. Date of Birth:
      July 14, 1904
    2. Place of Birth:
      Radzymin, Poland
    1. Date of Death:
      July 24, 1991
    2. Place of Death:
      Surfside, Florida

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