The Ziz and the Hanukkah Miracle

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

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.

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Interest Level Preschool - Grade 2
Reading Level Grade 2
Genre Picture Books
Copyright 2006
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint Kar-Ben Publishing ®
Language English
Number of Pages 32
Publication Date 2014-01-01
BISACS JUV017110, JUV033020
Dewey [E]
Graphics Full-color illustrations
Dimensions 8.5 x 11
ATOS Reading Level 2.9
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 110895
Accelerated Reader® Points 0.5
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“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.”

Kirkus Reviews

“Jules incorporates the theme of sharing, as well as apologizing, in a droll version of a holiday tale.”

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), What a Way to Start the New Year! A Rosh Hashanah Story, and Moses and the Runaway Lamb. She lives in Long Island, New York.

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.