A CHANUKAH FABLE FOR CHRISTMAS by Jerome Coopersmith

A CHANUKAH FABLE FOR CHRISTMAS

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KIRKUS REVIEW

On ""The Night Before Christmas"" somewhere in the Bronx, Murray's envious longing for a Chanukah Santa is answered by a ""fat man in red"" with a patch on one eye, who takes the boy around the world in a flying draydle to show him ""That each man had a holiday/ This time of year."" Sample: ""Now I saw he was old,/ I would say around thirty./ 'There's the chimney!' I yelled./ He said, 'I should get dirty?'"" A borscht belt carol, mostly for grownups who consider the ecumenical message worth the price of two less gimmicky holiday books. We'll stick to ""God Rest Ye Jerry Mandelbaum.

Pub Date: July 25th, 1974
Publisher: Putnam