Holidays Around the World: Celebrate Hanukkah: With Light, Latkes, and Dreidels (Paperback)

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In Celebrate Hanukkah Deborah Heiligman welcomes readers to a holiday celebrated by Jewish communities around the world.

The vivid photography of National Geographic illustrates the joyous celebrations of Jewish people around the world—including Ghana, Uganda, India, Israel, Peru, the United States and Poland, as they light menorahs, spin dreidels, and make latkes.

The richly informative back matter details many facts, such as the story of U.S. astronaut Jeffrey Hoffman, who brought a menorah and a dreidel on his Space Shuttle mission in 1993. Hoffman observed the traditional spinning of the dreidel, but wisely left the menorah unlit in the proximity of several thousand liters of rocket fuel! Also included are the author's sure-to-please latke recipe, Hanukkah blessings, and a Hanukkah song.

A note from Rabbi Shira Stern, the book's consultant, sets the holiday in its global religious and cultural context.

National Geographic supports K-12 educators with ELA Common Core Resources.
Visit www.natgeoed.org/commoncore for more information. 

About the Author


Deborah Heiligman is the award-winning author of 15 children's books. She specializes in simplifying complex subjects for young people, particularly in the areas of science and social studies. She lives in New York City.

Praise for Holidays Around the World: Celebrate Hanukkah: With Light, Latkes, and Dreidels…


"...The main text is succinct and appropriate for reading aloud… An attractive, informative title that will be welcomed in any library."—Booklist

Product Details ISBN-10: 1426302932
ISBN-13: 9781426302930
Published: National Geographic Children's Books, 10/14/2008
Pages: 32
Language: English
Recommended Reading Level Minimum Age: 6
Maximum Age: 9
Minimum Grade Level: 1st Grade
Maximum Grade Level: 4th Grade


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