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Lois Leveen: IMG Forsooth Me Not: Shakespeare, Juliet, Her Nurse, and a Novel



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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.

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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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While Trisha and her family prepare for the Jewish holidays, the neighboring Kremmel family is preparing for Christmas. When scarlet fever strikes the Kremmel family, Trisha and her grandmother help make the Kremmel's Christmas a special one. Full-color illustrations.

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Patricia Polacco is the creator of many beloved children's books, including The Keeping Quilt, Babushka's Doll and My Rotten Redheaded Older Brother. 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.

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mablel, December 12, 2008 (view all comments by mablel)
This is a wonderful book read to children in the classroom regarding commitment and lasting friendships between neighbors in spite of religious differences (Jewish/Christian)during difficult times.You may shed a tear or two as it wakens memories of special people in your life as you read it to a little one.
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ISBN:
9780689838576
Author:
Polacco, Patricia
Author:
Polacco, Patricia
Publisher:
Aladdin Paperbacks
Subject:
General
Subject:
Children's 4-8 - Fiction - General
Subject:
Holidays & Festivals - Christmas
Subject:
Christmas
Subject:
Jews
Subject:
Family - Multigenerational
Subject:
Holidays & Celebrations - Christmas
Subject:
Holidays & Celebrations - Christmas & Advent
Subject:
Michigan
Subject:
Children s Holiday-Christmas
Copyright:
Edition Description:
B221
Series:
Aladdin Picture Books
Publication Date:
20001031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from P up to 3
Language:
English
Illustrations:
YES
Pages:
32
Dimensions:
11 x 8.5 in 5.46 oz
Age Level:
5-8

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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.

"Synopsis" by , While Trisha and her family prepare for the Jewish holidays, the neighboring Kremmel family is preparing for Christmas. When scarlet fever strikes the Kremmel family, Trisha and her grandmother help make the Kremmel's Christmas a special one. Full-color illustrations.
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