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The Trees of the Dancing Goats

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Trisha loves the eight days of Hanukkah, when her mother stays home from work, her Babushka makes delicious potato andlt;Iandgt;latkes,andlt;/Iandgt; and her Grampa carves wonderful animals out of wood as gifts for Trisha and her brother. In the middle of her family's preparation for the festival of lights, Trisha visits her closest neighbors, expecting to find them decorating their house for Christmas. Instead they are all bedridden with scarlet fever. Trisha's family is one of the few who has been spared from the epidemic. It is difficult for them to enjoy their Hanukkah feast when they know that their neighbors won't be able to celebrate their holiday. Then Grampa has an inspiration: they will cut down trees, decorate them, and secretly deliver them to the neighbors, "But what can we decorate them with?" Babushka asks. Although it is a sacrifice, Trisha realizes that Grampa's carved animals are the perfect answer. Soon her living room is filled with trees — but that is only the first miracle of many during an incredible holiday season. andlt;BRandgt;Based on a long cherished childhood memory, this story celebrates the miracle of true friendship.

Synopsis:

Trisha loves the eight days of Hanukkah, when her mother stays home from work, her Babushka makes delicious potato latkes, and her Grampa carves wonderful animals out of wood as gifts for Trisha and her brother. In the middle of her family's preparation for the festival of lights, Trisha visits her closest neighbors, expecting to find them decorating their house for Christmas. Instead they are all bedridden with scarlet fever. Trisha's family is one of the few who has been spared from the epidemic. It is difficult for them to enjoy their Hanukkah feast when they know that their neighbors won't be able to celebrate their holiday. Then Grampa has an inspiration: they will cut down trees, decorate them, and secretly deliver them to the neighbors, "But what can we decorate them with?" Babushka asks. Although it is a sacrifice, Trisha realizes that Grampa's carved animals are the perfect answer. Soon her living room is filled with trees — but that is only the first miracle of many during an incredible holiday season.

Based on a long cherished childhood memory, this story celebrates the miracle of true friendship.

About the Author

andlt;Bandgt;Patricia Polaccoandlt;/Bandgt; is the creator of many beloved children's books, including andlt;Iandgt;The Keeping Quilt, Babushka's Dollandlt;/Iandgt; and andlt;Iandgt;My Rotten Redheaded Older Brother.andlt;/Iandgt; She calls this story a "heart song," written in memory of an incredible winter on her family's farm just outside Union City, Michigan, and in remembrance of her grandparents and mother and their caring spirits.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780689808623
Author:
Polacco, Patricia
Author:
Polacco, Patricia
Publisher:
Simon and Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Children's 4-8 - Fiction - General
Subject:
Holidays & Festivals - Christmas
Subject:
Christmas
Subject:
Social Situations - Friendship
Subject:
Jews
Subject:
Grandparents
Subject:
Holidays & Festivals - Jewish
Subject:
Hanukkah
Subject:
Russian Americans
Subject:
Russian Americans -- Fiction.
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
B221
Publication Date:
19961101
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
from P up to 3
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
32
Dimensions:
11 x 8.5 in 15.312 oz
Age Level:
7-10

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Trisha loves the eight days of Hanukkah, when her mother stays home from work, her Babushka makes delicious potato latkes, and her Grampa carves wonderful animals out of wood as gifts for Trisha and her brother. In the middle of her family's preparation for the festival of lights, Trisha visits her closest neighbors, expecting to find them decorating their house for Christmas. Instead they are all bedridden with scarlet fever. Trisha's family is one of the few who has been spared from the epidemic. It is difficult for them to enjoy their Hanukkah feast when they know that their neighbors won't be able to celebrate their holiday. Then Grampa has an inspiration: they will cut down trees, decorate them, and secretly deliver them to the neighbors, "But what can we decorate them with?" Babushka asks. Although it is a sacrifice, Trisha realizes that Grampa's carved animals are the perfect answer. Soon her living room is filled with trees — but that is only the first miracle of many during an incredible holiday season.

Based on a long cherished childhood memory, this story celebrates the miracle of true friendship.

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