Publishers Weekly - Publisher's WeeklyThis picture book introduction to Hanukkah, the Jewish ``Festival of Lights,'' is the perfect complement to last season's The Four Questions . Sherman's bold art, reminiscent of illuminated manuscripts, is paired with a dramatic text. The Hanukkah story is a timeless reminder of devotion to God; Ehrlich's retelling captures his tone while communicating the intensity of the Maccabees' faith, the fierceness of the battle and the joy in the rededication of the temple of Jerusalem. Sherman's glowing images reflect the intense flames of faith, underscoring the power of history and the continuing vitality of the Jewish people. All ages. (Sept.)
Children's Literature - Marilyn CourtotThe fearful times under Antiochus when the flame in the great temple of Jerusalem was put out and the temple desecrated are recounted. But those who believed managed to overcome their oppressors and restore their holy place. The illustrations are beautiful and make this retelling particularly effective. A highly praised book that tells the story of Hanukkah.
Children's Literature - Mary QuattlebaumSherman's bold, jewel-tones paintings highlight the drama of the Hanukkah story. And the miracle of the scant portion of oil that burned for eight days and eight nights is relived each day in the lighting of the menorah.
- Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
- Publication date:
- Edition description:
- 1st ed
- Product dimensions:
- 8.76(w) x 10.82(h) x 0.38(d)
- Age Range:
- 4 Years
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