Jewish Values: Nathan's Hanukkah Bargain

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Publication Year: 
2009
Number of Pages: 
32 p.
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Lively writing, an unusual plot, and distinctive illustrations set this Hanukkah story apart from most others. Nathan has saved five dollars and his wish is to buy a Hanukkah menorah. Accompanied by Grandpa, he makes the rounds of the stores but can't find one that he can afford. Grandpa tells Nathan about how, in his day, there were peddlers and he explains to Nathan how bargaining works. When they find a junk shop with a menorah that Nathan loves, he tries out the bargaining skills that Grandpa has taught him, matching wits with the elderly shopkeeper, and succeeds. Fans of the Toby Belfer stories will immediately recognize Judith Hierstein's illustrations, which capture all of the meaning of the story and enhance it with unforgettable images and faces.
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ISBN: 
978-1-58980-454-8
Book ID: 
1300
Sydney Taylor Winner: 
No