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Title:
Hooray for Hanukkah!
Author:
Manushkin, Fran.
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Publication Information:
New York : Random House, 2001.
Physical Description:
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 28 cm
Summary:
A menorah describes a family's joyous celebration of this Jewish holiday, from the first night to the eighth and last.
Language:
English
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ISBN:
9780375810435

9780375910432
Format :
Book

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Central Library PIC BK Juvenile Current Holiday Item Childrens Area-Holiday
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Clarence Library PIC. BK. Juvenile Current Holiday Item Holiday
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City of Tonawanda Library PIC. BK. Juvenile Current Holiday Item Holiday
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Audubon Library PIC. BK. Juvenile Fiction Holiday
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Frank E. Merriweather Library PIC. BK. Juvenile Current Holiday Item Holiday
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Central Library PIC. BK. Juvenile Current Holiday Item Childrens Area-Holiday
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Summary

In a new and very different approach to the traditional Hanukkah story, one family's celebration of the joyous Jewish winter holiday is seen from the perspective of the family menorah! From the first night and the first candle, the menorah describes how the family celebrates and how it feels to glow with more light each night. The emphasis on light gives the story of this family holiday an especially warm tone.


Reviews 2

Publisher's Weekly Review

A family's menorah chronicles the day-by-day celebration of the holiday in this sweet-natured paper-over-board story. Manushkin (Daughters of Fire) mentions latkes, chocolate coins, etc., in what seems to be a standard-issue presentation until the eighth night, when, movingly, she writes, "My brave light pushes the darkness away. That's what Hanukkah is all about." Croll (The Great Easter Egg Hunt) enhances the tale with an early 1900s setting. Ages 5-8. (Aug.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved


School Library Journal Review

PreS-Gr 2-A sweetly old-fashioned story of a traditional Hanukkah celebration, told from the menorah's point of view. Family members (parents, grandparents, four children) take turns lighting the candles, and then they sing songs, dance, play dreidel, make latkes, and participate in other holiday activities. The text is simple yet informative. Croll's double-page spreads, which are large and attractive, are reminiscent of Tomie dePaola's work, and will carry for group sharing. Visual appeal and a gleeful refrain ("I am bright, but I could be brighter") make this an excellent read-aloud choice.-M. A. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


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