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THE MIRACLE OF HANUKKAH by Seymour Chwast

THE MIRACLE OF HANUKKAH

By Seymour Chwast (Author) , Seymour Chwast (Illustrator)

Age Range: 4 - 6

Pub Date: Oct. 1st, 2006
ISBN: 1-59354-157-0
Publisher: Blue Apple

Earthy, muted watercolor drawings with blue outlined cartoon-styled characters show the Hanukkah story, from the looting and destruction of the Temple to the Maccabees’ victory to the eight day miraculous burning of one day’s supply of oil to the prime significance of the word “Hanukkah.” The simple definition as the dedication of the temple is broadened to a wider representation of one’s dedication to the Jewish faith. More accurately, the word Hanukkah refers to the re-dedication of the Temple. Graphic artist, Chwast uses a stepped-page format for the first half, highlighting the destruction during the struggle with each scene growing larger and closer in perspective. Endpapers of colorful dreidels round out the less-than-unique version of the story. Additional fare for the holiday shelf. (Picture book. 4-6)