When a dreidel that takes off through a boy’s living room, the boy—and readers—are taken on a runaway adventure through city streets and along country roads, where modern times and history blend together in magical ways. This celebration of one of Chanukah’s most fun traditions—spinning the dreidel—is sure to be a welcome addition to this healthy holiday category.
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Lesléa Newman is a poet, an animal lover, and the author of Hachiko Waits, Cats, Cats, Cats!, Daddy’s Song, and other picture books. Her awards include the Parents' Choice Silver Medal and a Poetry Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts. She has a B.S. in education from the University of Vermont and a Certificate of Poetics from Naropa Institute, where she was Allen Ginsburg’s apprentice. She has worked as a preschool teacher, secretary, waitress, freelance reporter, and sales clerk, and now teaches writing for children and young adults at Spalding University. She lives in western Massachusetts. Kyrsten Brooker has illustrated several acclaimed picture books for children. Illustrating this Chanukah story allowed her to remember her old Brooklyn neighborhood with its babkas, latkes, challahs, and horas. She lives in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.
Lesléa NewmanKyrsten Brooker
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