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THE MIRACLE OF THE POTATO LATKES by Malka Penn

THE MIRACLE OF THE POTATO LATKES

A Hanukkah Story

By Malka Penn (Author) , Giora Carmi (Illustrator)

Age Range: 4 - 8

Pub Date: Sept. 15th, 1994
ISBN: 0-8234-1118-4
Publisher: Holiday House

 Tante Golda's potato latkes are the most delicious in all of Czarist Russia; every year at Hanukkah, she likes to prepare a big batch for all her friends and neighbors. One year, potatoes are scarce. Tante Golda has none of her own, so she asks each of her friends if she can borrow just a few. But their cupboards are bare too. Poor Tante Golda is so disappointed--Hanukkah without latkes is like a day without sunshine. Then a miracle occurs, just when things seem their worst, and Tante Golda's Hanukkah feast is saved by divine intervention. The comical illustrations add to the pleasure of this old-fashioned yet wholly fresh story. A recipe for potato latkes, to be followed with adult supervision, adds the final savor. The miracle of Hanukkah rendered in an appealing, concrete way that even young children will grasp. (Fiction/Picture book. 4-8)