Latkes And Applesauce: A Hanukkah Story

by Fran Manushkin

Paperback, 1992



Local notes

296.4 Man





Scholastic Paperbacks (1992), Edition: UNABRIDGED VERSION, Paperback, 32 pages


When a blizzard leaves a family housebound one Hanukkah, they share what little food they have with some starving animals who later return the favor


Physical description

32 p.; 8.98 inches

User reviews

LibraryThing member alcrivello
A charming story of one Jewish family's generosity and how they keep hope alive for a Hanukkah miracle.
LibraryThing member t1bclasslibrary
Snow prevents the Menashe family from celebrating Chanuka with latkes and applesauce as they usually do, and makes them grow hungry as well. A little kitten and puppy they let in during the long storm bring a miracle on the last night- they find the apples and potatoes that the family needed for
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the celebration.
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LibraryThing member LibrarianRyan
This was a wonderful story. Where I live, we do not get Jewish stories very often, so I am always excited to learn something new. This story is sweet and hopeful with wonderful illustrations. It is a fun read weather you celebrate Hanukkah or not.
LibraryThing member jetangen4571
Republished 2022 with different illustrator and publisher.
This story is about sharing and kindness in a time of heavy snow and an important holiday that celebrates the overcoming of tyranny and a miracle for the oppressed. When the family is without the means to make the traditional foods and has
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little provisions for themselves, they take in and care for two starveling animals. When the final day of celebration comes, the snow stops and the potatoes for the latkes and a few apples to make sauce are found only because of the small animals.
Included at the end of the tale is the original tale of the oil supply that lasted beyond reason.
The illustrations by Kris Easler are clear, brilliantly colored, well executed, and visually informative.
Every public and school library needs a copy as well as the usual gifting!
I requested and received a free temporary e-book on Adobe Digital Editions from Charlesbridge via NetGalley. Thank you!
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