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All About Hanukkah
Contributor(s): Groner, Judyth Saypol, Wikler, Madeline, Kreiswirth, Kinny (Illustrator)
ISBN: 1580130518     ISBN-13: 9781580130516
Publisher: Kar-Ben Pub
    OUR PRICE: $9.60  
Product Type: Paperback - Other Formats
Published: July 1999
Annotation: This newly illustrated, comprehensive, and highly praised retelling of the Hanukkah story includes candle blessings, rules for playing dreidel and other games, recipes, songs, and thoughts on miracles, heroes, gifts, giving, and more.
Additional Information
Library of Congress Subjects:
Hanukkah; Juvenile literature.
BISAC Categories:
- Juvenile Nonfiction | Religion | Judaism
Dewey: 296.4/35
LCCN: BL2002006919
Academic/Grade Level: Grade 4-6, Age 9-11
Book type: Juvenile Non-Fiction
Physical Information: 10.75" H x 8.75" W x 0.25" (0.35 lbs) 32 pages
Descriptions, Reviews, Etc.

Reviewed by School Library Journal Reviews (SLJ Reviews 1999 October)
K-Gr 3-Written with clarity, though not with verve, this thorough and thoughtful book is a revision of a title originally published in 1988. It chronicles the struggle of the Jewish people to regain their religious freedom more than 2000 years ago during the reign of King Antiochus of Syria. Of particular interest is the presentation of the familiar "miracle" of Hanukkah as a legend, distinctly separate from the historical account of the Jews' rededication of the Holy Temple in Jerusalem. This edition is accompanied by a read-along recording of the Hanukkah story and a selection of holiday blessings and songs. Also new here are eight suggested discussion topics designed "to enable families to relate the holiday's historic events to today's world." Boldly colored cartoons appear throughout. This useful book will serve collections well.-T.M. Copyright 1999 Cahners Business Information.