On Sukkot and Simchat Torah

  • Interest Level: Preschool - Grade 4
  • Reading Level: Grade 2

A family celebrates the fall holidays of Sukkot and Simchat Torah by building a sukkah, dancing with the Torah and other Jewish holiday customs. Chagall-like illustrations by Melanie Hall.

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Interest Level Preschool - Grade 4
Reading Level Grade 2
Genre Nonfiction, Picture Books, Social Studies
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint Kar-Ben Publishing ®
Language English
Publication Date 2011-01-01
BISACS JNF049110, JNF026090
Dewey 296.4'33
Graphics Full-color illustrations
Features Awards, Reviewed, and Starred Reviews


  • Sydney Taylor Book Award Notable, Commended, 2006



“In evocative prose, Fishman not only explains the holiday but also captures the joyous mood that infuses it, linking the day with the traditions of yesteryear.”

School Library Journal

“The lovely, muted pastel illustrations are an excellent accompaniment to the lyrical text. There is a scarcity of children’s books dealing with these two celebrations, so it is a pleasure to see such a fine one.”
School Library Journal

Publishers Weekly

“The text’s reverent, friendly tone and the warmly hued mixed-media collographs distinguish this from similar holiday fare.”
Publishers Weekly

Illustrator: Melanie Hall

Melanie Hall grew up in Manchester-By-the-Sea, Massachusetts. She attended the Rhode Island School of Design and Pratt Institute, receiving her B.F.A. from Pratt Institute. She went on to earn her Master's Degree at Marywood University in Scranton, Pennsylvania, where she studied children's book illustration. She is the illustrator of over twenty-five children's books.