An Adventure in Latkaland: A Hanukkah Story

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Jora Books, 2009 - Children's stories, Canadian - 63 pages
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Ideal for young readers who are outgrowing the typical Hanukkah picture books, this short, illustrated chapter book tells the story of Jacob Stern and his family, who are visited by a mysterious stranger on the first night of Hanukkah. The stranger leaves behind a golden dreidl as a gift, and late that night, with a magical spin, a girl named Sarah appears to take Jacob on an extraordinary adventure in Latkaland. The two must draw on their wits, courage, and history lessons as they embark on a humorous and exciting journey inspired by the story of the Maccabees.
 

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Fun, exciting story. Finally something different for the Jewish Holidays.

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We read this book out loud over two nights so that all could participate. My four year old enjoyed it - hunted down the hidden piece of gelt on every page, and my eight year old did as well. The illustrations are very cute - vivid and colourful, and help to hold my younger one's attention. I recommend this as a great Hanukkah read. It's fun and exciting for the kids, and I enjoyed reading it as well! 

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Contents

A Mysterious Visitor
7
A Magic Gift
13
The Adventure Begins
17
Latkaland
23
The Potato Problem
27
The Maccabee Plan
31
Ready for Battle
37
Defeat of the Goblins
45
Thanks from Oily
53
Anything is possible
56
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