Sukkot Treasure Hunt

  • Interest Level: Preschool - Grade 5
  • Reading Level: Grade 3

In Israel, before the holiday of Sukkot, you can buy a lulav and etrog at a roadside market stand. But Arava and her family want to find and pick their own. Join them as they hike and picnic in the hills surrounding their home in Tzefat, looking for each of the four species needed to celebrate the harvest holiday.

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Interest Level Preschool - Grade 5
Reading Level Grade 3
Genre Social Studies
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint Kar-Ben Publishing ®
Language English
Publication Date 2014-01-01
Text Type Fiction
BISACS JNF026080, JNF049110
Dewey [E]
Graphics Full-color illustrations
Features Awards and Reviewed


  • Sydney Taylor Book Award Notable, Commended, 2009


Kirkus Reviews

“A realistic and eco-friendly perspective of both simple Israeli life and the holiday.”
Kirkus Reviews

School Library Journal

“Books on the Jewish celebration of Sukkot are few and far between, and this one is unique in its focus.”
School Library Journal

Author: Allison Ofanansky

Allison Ofanansky, born in the U.S., moved to Israel and became an Israeli citizen in 1996. She lives in the village of Kaditah near the mystical city of Safed, with her husband Shmuel and daughter Aravah. They enjoy hiking the hills of the Galilee, gathering and eating the fruits that grow there. They are involved in environmental and eco-peace projects.

Photographer: Eliyahu Alpern

Born and raised outside Chicago and now living in Israel, photographer Eliyahu Alpern has been interested in food, travel, and photography since childhood. He's been a musician, cougar rehabilitator, vegetarian chef, organic farmer and multi-media maven. His photographic specialty is 360-degree panoramic images of Israel. He lives in the Upper Galilee with his family.