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Title:
Eight lights for eight nights : a Hanukkah story and activity book
Author:
Herman, Debbie.
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Publication Information:
Hauppauge, N.Y. : Barron's, [2003]

©2003
Physical Description:
47 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm.
Language:
English
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ISBN:
9780764126000
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

Here is a wonderful, beautifully illustrated book to help inspire Jewish children in celebration of Hanukkah, the festival of lights, while also telling boys and girls of all faiths the fascinating story and traditions connected with this festive holiday. The book's first part tells the story, taken from The Book of Maccabees and other historical sources, of how Antiochus of Syria invaded the land of Judea and forbade the Jews to perform their religious rites, which included lighting the menorah. The story goes on to tell how the Syrians were ultimately defeated and driven away by the Maccabees, and how the Temple of Jerusalem was restored and its menorah lighted and miraculously kept burning. This book's remaining pages describe the joyful Hanukkah rituals meant to commemorate the miracle of the menorah. Children read about the special foods for Hanukkah, learn to light Hanukkah candles, make lots of fun, innovative crafts, play dreidel with chocolate Gelt, and generally celebrate this joyous holiday. Includes sidebars with cool facts! (Ages 6-9)


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Publisher's Weekly Review

In the Let's Celebrate series, Eight Lights for Eight Nights: A Hanukkah Story and Activity Book by Debbie Herman, illus. by Ann Koffsky, retells the story of Hanukkah and offers illustrated instructions for making menorahs, dreidels, latkes, holiday cards and more. (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved


School Library Journal Review

Gr 3-5-The activities, stories, recipes, crafts, and nuggets of information make this an appealing and useful volume. The story of Hanukkah is related in a breezy, modern voice, illustrated with simple, childlike pictures, and is punctuated by a variety of "fun facts" (in 1997 astronaut David Wolf celebrated Hanukkah in outer space and his dreidel spun for an hour and a half). Most of the projects use materials found around the house, though a few will require a visit to a crafts store, and adult supervision is called for when appropriate. No music is included with the songs. Many of the activities work for group settings.-M. A. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


Table of Contents

The Story of Hanukkahp. 4
Activity Section
Hanukkiah
A Candle Hanukkiahp. 26
An Oil Hanukkiahp. 28
Safety Shamash Holderp. 29
How to Light Your Hanukkiahp. 30
Dreidel
How to Play Dreidelp. 31
Foam Dreidelp. 32
A Paper Dreidelp. 34
Make Your Own Geltp. 35
Charity Gelt Tossp. 35
Food
Latke Recipep. 36
A Latke Platterp. 37
Delicious Dreidels, Munchy Menorahsp. 38
Gifts
Wrapping Paperp. 39
A Dreidel Candy Holderp. 40
Holiday Cardsp. 42
Story
Shadow Puppetp. 44
Ancient Adsp. 46
Songs
Ma'oz Tzurp. 47
I Had a Little Dreidelp. 47
Oh Hanukkah!p. 47