Jewish Values: Runaway Latkes, The

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Publication Year: 
1996
Number of Pages: 
32 p.
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In a delightful take-off on "The Gingerbread Boy," three crisp, brown latkes roll out of Rebecca Bloom's frying pan. Off they go, through the town, causing everyone to join in the chase, including the rabbi, the cantor, and the mayor. There is no serious message here, just a joyful celebration of Hanukkah for young children to applaud. This is a good example of how a story can be "Judaicized," that is, adapted to Jewish time, place, people, and meaning. Other Jewish versions of the same nursery tale are MATZAH MAN by Howland and RUNAWAY DREIDEL by Newman.
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ISBN: 
807571768
Book ID: 
389
Sydney Taylor Winner: 
No
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