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Title:
Latkes and applesauce : a Hanukkah story
Author:
Manushkin, Fran.
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Publication Information:
New York : Scholastic Inc., [1990]

©1990
Physical Description:
32 unnumbered pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Summary:
When a blizzard leaves a family housebound one Hanukkah, they share what little food they have with some starving animals who later return the favor
Language:
English
Reading Level:
AD 650 Lexile.
Added Author:
ISBN:
9780590422611
Format :
Book

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When a blizzard leaves a family housebound one Hanukkah, they share what little food they have with some starving animals who later return the favor


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Publisher's Weekly Review

A storm that has trapped a family in their house since the start of Hanukkah clears on the final night. PW noted that ``Spowart's soft, blurred pastels give the story an added sense of warmth and secrity.'' Ages 6-8. (Oct.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved


School Library Journal Review

A blizzard leaves a peasant family housebound at Hanukkah with the potatoes for latkes buried under the snowdrifts. There are no apples for applesauce, either, since the harvest was poor. But when the family takes in first a stray cat and later a stray dog, the two animals return the favor. On the eighth night of celebration, when the storm finally clears and the nearly starving group ventures out, the dog digs potatoes and the cat mews in the apple tree where apples are miraculously now hanging. Curious children may well ask why the family didn't prepare by digging potatoes before the holiday. Nevertheless, this gentle story is well served by Spowart's earth-toned chalk illustrations that depict the family in rounded shapes with an economy of detail. An end note explains the holiday and gives directions for playing dreidel and an elaborate recipe for latkes. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.