HANUKKAH by Miriam Chaikin


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The origins of this Jewish holiday in terms a four-year-old can comprehend: the Maccabees' three-year war against Antiochus's persecution, the Jews' victory, and the rededication of the temple are briefly limned in a text that is ready for further explication but is lucid as it stands, Detail is also kept to a minimum in the watercolor and ink illustrations, attractive in their simplicity and muted colors. A welcome, useful addition to the holiday shelf.

Pub Date: Oct. 15th, 1990
Page count: 32pp
Publisher: Holiday House