The Ziz and the Hanukkah Miracle
The Ziz, the giant bird from Jewish folklore, learns about the concept of sharing by helping the Maccabees find oil to light the menorah in the Temple, bringing about the miracle of Hanukkah.
|Interest Level||Preschool - Grade 2|
|Reading Level||Grade 2|
|Genre||Fiction, Picture Books|
|Publisher||Lerner Publishing Group|
|Imprint||Kar-Ben Publishing ®|
|Number of Pages||32|
“Jacqueline Jules’ stories about the Ziz–a fabulous and colourful mythical bird–are always among my favourites. In this one, she relates the miracle of Chanukah through the prism of a story that reads like a gorgeous fairytale, in which a lesson about sharing and generosity is handled with a lovely subtlety that never overshadows the narrative.”—Noodlenuts
Jewish Book World
“…the value of friendship, working together, and even Tikkun Olam are nicely woven into the story.”
Church and Synagogue Libraries
“Children will be captivated by the attractive pictures of the Ziz and will love listening to the tale, one that lends itself to reading aloud.”
“Jules incorporates the theme of sharing, as well as apologizing, in a droll version of a holiday tale.”
Illustrator: Katherine Janus Kahn
Katherine Janus Kahn studied Fine Arts at the Bezalel School in Jerusalem and at the University of Iowa. She has illustrated many children's books including Kar-Ben's popular Sammy Spider series. She lives in Wheaton, Maryland.
Author: Jacqueline Jules
Jacqueline Jules is an award-winning author and poet. Her many children's books include The Hardest Word (National Jewish Book Award finalist), Happy Hanukkah Lights, and Picnic at Camp Shalom. She lives in northern Virginia.