Nonna's Hanukkah Surprise
Rachel loves visiting her Italian grandmother, even though Nonna celebrates Christmas and Rachel and her parents celebrate Hanukkah. Rachel plans to share Hanukkah with her whole family, so when Rachel’s special hanukkiah goes missing, Nonna steps in to save the day.
|Interest Level||Preschool - Grade 3|
|Reading Level||Grade 1|
|Genre||Fiction, Picture Books|
|Publisher||Lerner Publishing Group|
|Imprint||Kar-Ben Publishing ®, Lerner Digital ™|
|Number of Pages||32|
“Nonna is the perfect loving grandmother that everyone would hope to have, and Rachel’s parents are beautifully sensitive to her emotional needs. Lovely and softly colorful stylized paintings perfectly illustrate the story.” — AJL Newletter
“References to King Antiochus, panettone, lasagna, and latkes are seamlessly woven into the story, and young readers will readily absorb new information along with affirmations of tolerance and acceptance. Illustrations in muted warm colors create a cozy feel and help make this a lovely addition to the holiday canon.” — Booklist
School Library Journal
" . . . a nicely told tale of a family living comfortably with different religions and traditions." — School Library Journal
Illustrator: Martha Avilés
Martha Avilés was born and raised in Mexico City. She has illustrated many children's books including Say Hello, Lily; The Shabbat Princess; and Stones for Grandpa.
Author: Karen Fisman
Karen Fisman started making up her own Jewish holiday stories when her kids were in nursery school. Her previous books include An Adventure in Latkaland and Problems in Purimville.