Fall 2019

A Dreidel in Time

A New Spin on an Old Tale

  • Interest Level: Grade 3 - Grade 7   ·  
  • Reading Level: Grade 5

Devorah and Benjamin are excited to open their Hanukkah present from Bubbe and Zayde, which turns out to be an ugly old dreidel. It’s a big disappointment—until the dreidel transports them out of modern Los Angeles to join the ancient Maccabees! Once they convince a suspicious Judah Maccabee and their new friends that they’ve arrived to help, they use what they know about the Hanukkah story from Hebrew school to aid the Maccabees in their battle against Antiochus. The kids know that the miracle of Hanukkah relies on finding the special oil for the Temple menorah, but where can it be?

Format List Price Your Price Qty
978-1-54154-672-1
$17.99 $13.49
978-1-54155-265-4
Temporarily out of stock
$8.99 $8.99 OS
978-1-54156-116-8
$35.99 $26.99
Interest Level Grade 3 - Grade 7
Reading Level Grade 5
Genre Fiction
Copyright 2019
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint Kar-Ben Publishing ®
Language English
Number of Pages 88
Publication Date 2019-09-01
BISACS JUV033020, JUV017110
Dewey [Fic]
Dimensions 5.25 x 7.5
Lexile 570
Features Author/Illustrator biography and Reviewed

Reviews

Jewish Book Council

“This enchant­i­ng book is illus­trat­ed in a cheer­ful, bright style which adds to the fun. Chil­dren of today will learn that Hanukkah is less about gifts and more about iden­ti­ty, brav­ery, and determination.” —Jewish Book Council

Kirkus Reviews

“This exciting retelling of the Hanukkah story should appeal to both Jewish and non-Jewish children.”―Kirkus Reviews

Illustrator: Beatriz Castro

Beatriz Castro was born in Logroño, La Rioja, Spain. As a little girl, she was always drawing and writing stories. A graduate of the School of Arts of Logroño, her illustrations have appeared on covers and in books produced by a variety of international publishers.

Author: Marcia Berneger

Marcia Berneger is a retired teacher who lives with her husband and three crazy dogs. She currently teaches Torah school in addition to volunteering in classrooms, libraries and with various fundraisers. She loves the way books teach children how to navigate their world and soar. She lives in San Diego.