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The Hanukkah Trike

Gabi Greenberg loved Hanukkah. She loved to watch the sun go down. She loved to see the sky grow dark. When the stars appeared, she loved to light the menorah.

When Gabi receives a new tricycle, she names it "Hanukkah" and vows to ride it everywhere. Only one problem...she doesn't know how! On her first try she falls off the trike, but she finds the courage to try again by remembering the brave Maccabees and their struggle and victory over King Antiochus and his army.


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"Edwards’ simple story introduces basic holiday history and traditions, emphasizing the Maccabees’ heroism and how this value can be applied in contemporary situations. Mitter’s gentle, acrylic illustrations portray a loving family, focused on Gabi’s wants and needs. Although the story will be overly didactic for some, it will be a welcome addition to religious school collections. Public libraries with high demand for character-education resources will also find this a useful introduction to the concept of perseverance." -- Kay Weisman, Booklist.

Product Details

Recommended Age 4 - 8
Author Michelle Edwards
Illustrator Kathryn Mitter
ISBN 080753126X
Publication Date Sep 1, 2010
Publisher Albert Whitman & Company
Language English