In the year 165 B.C.E., Mattathias and the Maccabees defeated the Syrians and reclaimed their Great Temple in Jerusalem. Though they planned an eight-day celebration to rededicate the Temple, they had lamp oil for only one day. Miraculously, the oil burned for eight days. Every year Jews around the world celebrate this miracle at Hanukkah. Now internationally acclaimed artist and graphic designer Seymour Chwast retells the story of Hanukkah in an innovative format in which pages gradually increase in size. This Hanukkah book is sure to become a family favorite.
Seymour Chwast is the director of the Push Pin Group, a design firm that he cofounded in 1954. His graphic design and illustrations are well-known internationally, and he has written and/or illustrated more than thirty books for children. He lives in New York City with his wife, Paula Scher.