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Title:
Chanukah lights everywhere
Author:
Rosen, Michael J., 1954-
Personal Author:
Edition:
First edition.
Publication Information:
San Diego : Harcourt, 2001.
Physical Description:
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 26 cm
Summary:
A young boy counts the candles on the family menorah and the lights he sees in the world around him on each night of Hanukkah. Includes information on the history and significance of the celebration.
General Note:
"Gulliver Books."
Language:
English
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR LG 3.3 0.5 51307.
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ISBN:
9780152024475

9780152018108
Format :
Book

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Summary

One crescent moon glows in the sky. Two headlights shine through the window. . . . On each magical night of Chanukah, a young boy and his sister count more lights shining all around them! Join them as they discover what it means to celebrate Chanukah in a world filled with so many other lights. And look carefully at each of Melissa Iwai's delightfully playful illustrations, in which an ever-growing number of cats and cleverly hidden objects serve as reminders of each day's joyous Chanukah celebration!
This gentle and fun-filled exploration of the meaning of Chanukah reminds families everywhere that the warmth of the holiday extends far beyond the menorah.


Author Notes

Michael J. Rosen was born on Septembr 20, 1954 in Ohio. After getting his MFA in poetry, Rosen started work as a design consultant for the Jefferson Center for Learning and the Arts in 1982. In 1983, he became the literary director of the Thurber House in Columbus, Ohio. During his near-twenty-year stay as literary director, Rosen was the editor for several compilations of James Thurber's writings; he also was involved in the creation of the Thurber Prize for American Humor. Rosen has also "taught in the Ohio Art Council Poetry-in-the-Schools Program and Greater Columbus Arts Council Artist-in-the-Schools Program, and has conducted over 500 young authors' conferences, in-service days, writing workshops, guest author days, and residencies (for elementary, middle school, and high school students and teachers). He has acted as editor for Mirth of a Nation and 101 Damnations: The Humorists' Tour of Personal Hells, and his poetry has been featured in The Best American Poetry 1995.

(Bowker Author Biography)


Reviews 3

Booklist Review

Ages 4-7. Chanukah, the Festival of Lights, as seen through the eyes of a young boy, is the focus of this simple yet effective story. Each two-page spread highlights one candle on the menorah as the boy finds other lights--in his home, his neighborhood, his world--that mirror the festive illuminations: "On the fourth night of Chanukah, I find four lights in the kitchen: Mom fries up platters of latkes, and four flames flicker under the sizzling skillets." Iwai's art has a solid feel that mirrors the sturdy story, while the unusual perspectives add a whimsical veneer. Children who don't know much about the holiday may be a little lost; an endnote makes clear some things, but not all. What kids will respond to is the warm feeling this generates and the sheer sense of wonder that the narrator so innocently exudes. --Ilene Cooper


Publisher's Weekly Review

Rosen (Elijah's Angel) stresses multiculturalism in this bland venture. For example, on the seventh night of Hanukkah, the child narrator notices that the house of his best friend, who celebrates Christmas, is lit with lamps, "seven altogether"). The focus is so secular that the ending ("I think about... being Jewish in such a wide world of so many other lights") feels hollow. Iwai's (Night Shift Daddy) cheery acrylics contain an unannounced game: the numbers of cats per spread correspond to the successive nights. Ages 3-7. (Oct.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved


School Library Journal Review

PreS-On each of the eight nights of Chanukah, a young boy finds a matching number of lights in the world around him to remind him of the burning candles on his family's menorah. The warm, appealing acrylic illustrations and the counting element make this a good choice to share with preschoolers.-E. M. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.