Synopses & Reviews
Sophie and her brother are excited by the arrival of Hanukkah, and they happily clean the cottage and shine the Menorah as their gift to the family. But when their mother shares her worry that they do not have enough cooking oil to last the eight days of Hanukkah, Father tells them the story behind the holiday celebration and the miracle of the oil. Inspired by the story, the family creates their own Miracle Jar and watches the oil disappear as they enjoy the special food that each day brings. The family's hope and faith is confirmed when a last wipe with a cloth produces just enough oil to enjoy the eighth day's treat.
In this heartwarming story told by bestselling author Audrey Penn, the flicker of the Menorah candles links past to present, and the miracle of the oil transcends the ages and reminds readers of the spirit of Hanukkah and the continuing possibility of miracles.
Bestselling author Audrey Penn brings the spirit of Hanukkah and the possibility of modern miracles to readers in her familiar warm-hearted style. In this new title, Sophie's family is inspired by the story of the original miracle when they face running out of oil during Hanukkah. They create their own Miracle Jar and find the oil stretches just enough for the eight days of holiday treats. Thus, readers are given a story of faith and divine presence that transcends place and time.