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Hanukkah at Valley Forge

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Publisher Comments:

A soldier tells George Washington the miraculous story of how a ragtag army of Jewish soldiers defeated a much larger force of powerful Greeks, a tale that provides just the kind of inspiration the General needs. ?Quietly beautiful watercolor illustrations draw a visual distinction between the frigid blue Pennsylvania night and the golden light of ancient Israel, which is further reflected in the warm glow of the Hanukkah candles.? ?School Library Journal

Review:

"The young Jewish soldier at the center of this story doesn't seem to have much to celebrate. Nonetheless, he dons a yarmulke and lights candles for the first night of Hanukkah — drawing none other than General Washington to his door. As the menorah casts a glow on the general's face, the soldier recounts the story of the Maccabees, and Washington finds solace in the parallels between that ancient struggle and his own ('We too have a cruel enemy who leaves us only with the choice of brave resistance or abject submission'). Basing their story on a true incident (explained in an endnote), the team behind Paul Revere's Midnight Ride creates a thoughtful and touching book. The volume moves fluidly between the two time periods, infusing the scenes with urgency and intensity, and the portrait of Washington here is not only heroic, but human. An excellent reminder of the relevancy and importance of the holiday's message through the ages. Ages 5-up. (Sept.)" Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

Synopsis:

Could the story of the long-ago victory of the Jews against the Greeks have led to George Washington's success at Valley Forge? Krensky's fictionalized version of a poignant historical anecdote is brought vividly to life in Harlin's brilliant watercolor illustrations. Full color.

About the Author

Stephen Krensky lives in Lexington, Massachusetts.

Greg Harlin lives in Annapolis, Maryland.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780525477389
Author:
Krensky
Publisher:
Dutton Juvenile
Illustrator:
Harlin, Greg
Author:
Harlin, Greg
Author:
Krensky, Stephen
Subject:
General
Subject:
Historical - United States - Colonial
Subject:
Holidays & Celebrations - Hanukkah
Subject:
History
Subject:
Hanukkah
Subject:
Holidays & Festivals - Other - Religious
Subject:
United States -- History -- Revolution, 1775-
Subject:
Historical - United States - Colonial & Revolutionary
Subject:
General-General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Hardback - picture book
Publication Date:
20060914
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
from K up to AND UP
Language:
English
Illustrations:
YES
Pages:
32
Dimensions:
9.00x11.20x.36 in. .97 lbs.
Children's Book Type:
Picture / Wordless
Age Level:
04-08

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Product details 32 pages Dutton Books - English 9780525477389 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "The young Jewish soldier at the center of this story doesn't seem to have much to celebrate. Nonetheless, he dons a yarmulke and lights candles for the first night of Hanukkah — drawing none other than General Washington to his door. As the menorah casts a glow on the general's face, the soldier recounts the story of the Maccabees, and Washington finds solace in the parallels between that ancient struggle and his own ('We too have a cruel enemy who leaves us only with the choice of brave resistance or abject submission'). Basing their story on a true incident (explained in an endnote), the team behind Paul Revere's Midnight Ride creates a thoughtful and touching book. The volume moves fluidly between the two time periods, infusing the scenes with urgency and intensity, and the portrait of Washington here is not only heroic, but human. An excellent reminder of the relevancy and importance of the holiday's message through the ages. Ages 5-up. (Sept.)" Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Synopsis" by , Could the story of the long-ago victory of the Jews against the Greeks have led to George Washington's success at Valley Forge? Krensky's fictionalized version of a poignant historical anecdote is brought vividly to life in Harlin's brilliant watercolor illustrations. Full color.

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