Jewish Values: Toby Belfer Never Had a Christmas Tree

Publisher: 
Publication Year: 
1995
Number of Pages: 
32 p.
Note: 
In one of several picture stories based on the author's life, Toby Belfer never had a Christmas tree because she is Jewish. In the small southern town where the Belfer family lives, they are the only Jews and they proudly share their Hanukkah customs with their Christian neighbors, having a party, telling the story of Hanukkah, eating latkes, and playing dreidel. Toby and all the Belfers are such appealing characters because they are so proudly and affirmatively Jewish without being self-conscious about it. The large illustrations of strong featured, attractive people are an important part of the Toby Belfer books and one cannot imagine the stories without them.
ISBN: 
823411451
Book ID: 
494
Sydney Taylor Winner: 
No