Northern Lights: A Hanukkah Story

by Diana Cohen Conway

Paperback, 1994

Status

Available

Local notes

394.268
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Collection

Publication

Kar-Ben Publishing (1994), Paperback, 32 pages

Description

When a storm grounds their plane, a Jewish family celebrates Hanukkah with a Yupik Eskimo family and discovers they share many customs.

Physical description

32 p.; 10.02 x 7.99 inches

ISBN

0929371801 / 9780929371801

Barcode

3656

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Living in sunny California it is easy to forget what real winter is about. In this situation Diana Cohen Conway's Northern Lights: A Hanukkah Story can come to the rescue. In it a Jewish girl is stranded for Hanuakkah in Alaska by the weather and is hosted by an Inuit family. There real cultural exchange happens as she tells them the story of Hanukkah and they share with her bits of their culture, both material and literary. Meanwhile on every page we encounter stunning watercolor paintings by Shelly O. Haas, mostly in light blues and yellows, showing not just the two young girls developing friendship, but attempting to capture the atmosphere of northern lights. It is a simple story, for simple times with simple lesson about the value of multicultural sharing and discovering our similarities.… (more)

Pages

32

Rating

(1 rating; 5)
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