Celebrate Hanukkah with Light, Latkes, and Dreidels

Celebrate Hanukkah with Light, Latkes, and Dreidels

by Deborah Heiligman


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In Celebrate Hanukkah Deborah Heiligman welcomes readers to a holiday celebrated by Jewish communities around the world.

The vivid photography of National Geographic illustrates the joyous celebrations of Jewish people around the world—including Ghana, Uganda, India, Israel, Peru, the United States and Poland, as they light menorahs, spin dreidels, and make latkes.

The richly informative back matter details many facts, such as the story of U.S. astronaut Jeffrey Hoffman, who brought a menorah and a dreidel on his Space Shuttle mission in 1993. Hoffman observed the traditional spinning of the dreidel, but wisely left the menorah unlit in the proximity of several thousand liters of rocket fuel! Also included are the author's sure-to-please latke recipe, Hanukkah blessings, and a Hanukkah song.

A note from Rabbi Shira Stern, the book's consultant, sets the holiday in its global religious and cultural context.

National Geographic supports K-12 educators with ELA Common Core Resources.
Visit www.natgeoed.org/commoncore for more information.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780792259244
Publisher: National Geographic Society
Publication date: 10/10/2006
Series: Holidays Around the World Series
Pages: 32
Product dimensions: 8.88(w) x 10.38(h) x 0.31(d)
Lexile: 730L (what's this?)
Age Range: 6 - 9 Years

About the Author

Deborah Heiligman is the award-winning author of 15 children's books. She specializes in simplifying complex subjects for young people, particularly in the areas of science and social studies. She lives in New York City.

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Celebrate Hanukkah with Light, Latkes, and Dreidels 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Row1010 More than 1 year ago
Got this for a niece. Should get one for my family too. Many things we didn't know in here. Great great book. Something to pass on.