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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Miracle of the Potato Latkes based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
A typical Elijah story---a kind but poor woman shares her last, small potato with a beggar who appears at her door immediately after she asks for a miracle on the first night of Hanukkah. On each of the following nights of the holiday, she finds X potatoes for the Xth night. The idea of mixing an Elijah story with the Hanukkah concepts of a miracle of stuff increasing when it should decrease and eating latkes is clever. I just wish the whole had been greater than the sum of its parts: It's a nice enough story, teaches valuable lessons about sharing and kindness and friendship and faith and shtetl life and women as everyday heroes and how to make latkes, but it left me hungry for something more. The pictures are detailed and colorful, but seem gray, perhaps because the paper is not bright white.