Jewish Values: Winter Witch, The

Publisher: 
Publication Year: 
2005
Number of Pages: 
32 p.
Note: 
Call it Hanukkah, call it Christmas, call it Yule - it's all one light, according to this handsomely illustrated picture book with an ecumenical message. Holiday tensions in an intermarried family set the plot in motion and the illustrations carry it along with panache. An old woman - a witch, perhaps - convinces the protagonist, a young boy, that "no matter what you call it...it's a time to comfort others and shed light on darkness, whether from lights on a tree, menorah candles, or a glowing Yule log." This is not the meaning of Hanukkah but children from intermarried families may find that it strikes a chord.
ISBN: 
823416151
Book ID: 
913
Sydney Taylor Winner: 
No