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Hanukkah Lights, Hanukkah Nights

by Leslie Kimmelman
Illustrated by John Himmelman

Published by HarperCollins, 1992
24 pages
ISBN: 0-06-020368-4

Ages 2 - 4

A young first-person narrator relates how one family observes each of the eight nights of Hanukkah. Most of action in Kimmelman's easy-to-read patterned story takes place in Himmelman's full-color illustrations showing the celebrative family in action. Two grandmothers "sip the chicken soup" (second night), three aunts "chant the holiday blessings" (third night), five nephews "fight like Maccabees" (fifth night), six quite distinctive uncles "flip potato latkes" (sixth night), etc. A menorah with candles lit for each night appears in the corner of each double page spread. A page of background information at the end of the book is set in a smaller typeface and written at a more challenging reading level.  © Cooperative Children's Book Center

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