The Eight Days of Hanukkah

Illustrated by Karen Kaplan Klein

by Shirley Russak Wachtel


Formats

Softcover
$13.99
Hardcover
$15.99
Softcover
$13.99

Book Details

Language :
Publication Date : 8/4/2003

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 8.5x11
Page Count : 28
ISBN : 9781413403794
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 8.5x11
Page Count : 28
ISBN : 9781413441857

About the Book

"On the eighth day of Hanukkah, we waited till the night/When all eight colored candles stood up tall and bright./We placed each in the menorah and did it with such care./As we lit each candle, we said a solemn prayer." So begins the inspiring story, THE EIGHT DAYS OF HANUKKAH, by Shirley Russak Wachtel. This sweet tale relates the miracle of Hanukkah in simple poetic language whose style is based on Clement Moore┬┤s A VISIT FROM ST.NICHOLAS. Children ages 2 through 10 will be mesmerized by the story of Judah, "a strong courageous Jew," his victory over the fierce Antiochus, and the exciting miracle of the flask of oil which burned for eight days! All children will wonder at the story and enjoy the magical "moon" illustrations of Karen Kaplan Klein. It is a tale which will be told and enjoyed again and again during Hanukkah and throughout the year.


About the Author

Shirley Russak Wachtel is a professor of English at a community college in New Jersey. She holds a Doctor of Letters Degree from Drew University and has written textbooks, poems, and several children's books, including the popular WHAT WOULD I BE (publ.Winston-Derek), an early reader. Shirley resides in central New Jersey with her husband, three sons, and Nikki, the German Shepherd. Locally renowned, freelance illustrator Karen Kaplan Klein owns and operates "Art Magic," an art school for children. Her dioramas are sold and exhibited throughout the United States. These "dreamscapes" are three dimensional worlds of magic, whimsy, and the unseen forces of the universe. She has traveled throughout Egypt as a working scribe, writing in the ancient language of hieroglyphs. Karen currently lives in northwest New Jersey with her husband, children, dogs, and a horse nearby.