Latkes, Latkes, Good to Eat

by Naomi Howland

Paperback, 2004

Status

Available

Local notes

394.267 How

Barcode

3603

Publication

Clarion Books (2004), Edition: 1st.Edition, 32 pages

Description

In an old Russian village, Sadie and her brothers are poor and hungry until an old woman gives Sadie a frying pan that will make potato pancakes until it hears the magic words that make it stop.

Language

Original language

English

Original publication date

1999

Physical description

32 p.; 10 inches

User reviews

LibraryThing member Collene_Kuznicki
The predictable storyline, with its lesson of being kind to others (and receiving kindness in return) has enduring value for children of all ages, though the text might be best suited toward children in the upper elementary grades. The illustrations support the story and are somewhat complex in
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their depiction of character. This story would also be well suited to teaching children about other cultures and religions, since it does an excellent job depicting Jewish culture through illustration and text, in particular with regards to their Chanukah traditions such as eating latkes and lighting the menorah. Of course, it also answers the question of what is are latkes, and presents their importance as a staple food in Jewish culture.
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Pages

32

Rating

(4 ratings; 4.3)
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