Thursday, December 9, 2010

Our Last Hanukkah Book Review!

Now that Hanukkah has come to a close we have one final book review. It is One Candle by Eve Bunting. We've mostly reviewed childish and light-hearted Hanukkah books. This story is a poignant and memorable tale of a young girl's Hanukkah tradition. The girl tells the story of her grandmother and her strange Hanukkah ritual. Every year her grandmother and her great aunt hollow out and light a potato to remember their survival of the Holocaust and those that perished in the concentration camps. They tell about how they risked their lives so they could celebrate Hanukkah. This is a deeply moving story that is well-suited for older children. It is sure to make them thankful and thoughtful during this special time of year.

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