Mrs. Maccabee's Miracle
The Maccabee home was a happy one, but Mrs. Maccabee’s five sons were often losing things. “Mom, have you seen my spear?” one would say. “Your things don’t grow legs and walk away,” Mrs. Maccabee would sigh, pointing to the missing items. “Where you leave them is where they stay.” When her five sons go to war against the Greeks, Mrs. Maccabee’s lessons stay with them. Recalling their mom’s words, the brothers remember where they’d last seen the oil for the Temple menorah. A miracle indeed.
|Interest Level||Preschool - Grade 2|
|Reading Level||Grade 2|
|Publisher||Lerner Publishing Group|
|Imprint||Kar-Ben Publishing ®|
|Number of Pages||24|
Author: Elka Weber
When Elka Weber is not busy serving as her family's finder-of-lost-items-in-chief, she writes for children and adults. Her books include The Yankee at the Seder, One Little Chicken, and Shimri's Big Idea.
Illustrator: Amélie Videlo
Amélie Videlo was born in Paris. A graduate of the Penninghen School of Art Direction, she lives in the British countryside, close to the Welsh mountains, with her partner and her cat Chichi. Her preferred illustration media are paints, crayons, inks, and digital applications.
“A welcome and cozy take on the Hanukkah story.”―Kirkus Reviews
A charming story in simple language that will delight very young children readers…If looking for a new Hanukkah book, this one will surely please the Read-Aloud crowd."―Association of Jewish Libraries