A Hanukkah with Mazel

By STEIN, Joel Edward

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9781467781718 9781467781763
Publisher
Kar-Ben


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School Library Journal

Reviewed on December 1, 2016  |  PICTURE BOOKS

PreS-Gr 2—Misha is a poor artist living in a tiny cottage on the outskirts of the Eastern European village of Grodno. The locals are unable to afford his artwork, but he subsists on the potatoes from his garden and the milk from his old cow, Klara. When a lost cat wanders into his barn, Misha shares what little he has with her and names her Mazel, meaning luck. On the first night of Hanukkah, Misha fries potato latkes in oil and shares them with Mazel. While he has his grandfather's beautiful silver menorah, he does not have any candles to light for the...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Magazine

Reviewed on September 1, 2016

Artist Misha doesn't have much, but he has enough milk to share with the cat he finds in his barn, whom he names Mazel ("luck"). He can't afford candles, but he has paint and talent enough to add flames to a menorah on a canvas and...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Guide

Reviewed on April 1, 2016

Artist Misha doesn't have much but shares milk with the cat he finds in his barn. He can't afford candles, but he has paint and ...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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