Lisa M. Herrington
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By – February 13, 2014

What is Hanukkah and how did it begin? Every year, Jew­ish peo­ple around the world cel­e­brate Hanukkah, the fes­ti­val of lights. This sim­ple non-fic­tion text is a Rook­ie Read-About Hol­i­days Book by Scholas­tic. It is filled with great pho­tographs and basic facts about the eight-day fes­ti­val of Hanukkah. It intro­duces chil­dren to the holiday’s tra­di­tions, fes­tiv­i­ties and his­to­ry and includes a glos­sary of terms, a craft sug­ges­tion, and a mini-quiz to test what they have learned.

Rec­om­mend­ed for ages 3 – 6.

Lau­ren Kramer is a Van­cou­ver-based jour­nal­ist, wife, and moth­er with a life­long pas­sion for lit­er­a­ture. Born in Cape Town, South Africa, she has won awards for her writ­ing and report­ed from many cor­ners of the world. Read more of her work at www​.lau​renkramer​.net.

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