With Light, Latkes, and Dreidels
By (author) Deborah Heiligman
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Celebrate Hanukkah by Deborah Heiligman
Book DescriptionIn 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.Visitwww.natgeoed.org/commoncorefor more information."
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780792259244
(262mm x 225mm x 9mm)
Imprint: National Geographic Kids
Publisher: National Geographic Kids
Publish Date: 14-Jul-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Deborah Heiligman
Celebrate Hanukkah, Hardback (October 2016)
This offering from the Holidays around the World series introduces children to the Jewish Festival of Lights. Heiligman recounts the holiday's history and origins and describes how it is celebrated today--with candles, special foods such as potato latkes, and games such as dreidel. The main text is succinct and appropriate for reading aloud.
Celebrate Easter, Hardback (February 2016)
An introduction to the customs related to the Christian holiday of Easter.
From Caterpillar to Butterfly, Paperback (August 2015)» View all books by Deborah Heiligman
While watching a caterpillar brought to school in a glass jar slowly change into a beautiful butterfly, the class and the reader learn the basics about the mystery of metamorphosis.
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Author Biography - Deborah Heiligman
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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