The Ninth Night of Hanukkah

by Erica S Perl (Author) Shahar Kober (Illustrator)

The Ninth Night of Hanukkah
Reading Level: 2nd − 3rd Grade
A heartwarming picture book with a fresh twist on a Hanukkah celebration: celebrating a ninth night with new neighbors and friends! It's Hanukkah, and Max and Rachel are excited to light the menorah in their family's new apartment. But, unfortunately, their Hanukkah box is missing. So now they have no menorah, candles, dreidels, or, well, anything! Luckily, their neighbors are happy to help, offering thoughtful and often humorous stand-in items each night. And then, just as Hanukkah is about to end, Max and Rachel, inspired by the shamash ("helper") candle, have a brilliant idea: they're going to celebrate the Ninth Night of Hanukkah as a way to say thanks to everyone who's helped them! This book is not only a heartwarming and fun story, it's also an invitation to join in a beautiful new Hanukkah tradition!

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Review quotes

"Children will enjoy watching the family's cat reacting to the various goings-on and seeing the furnishings gradually replacing boxes over the course of the story. Instructions for a DIY "Shamash Night" close the book." —Kirkus
Erica S Perl
Erica S. Perl is a full-time writer and part-time chicken. She is the author of Chicken Butt!; Ninety-three in My Family (Reuben Award, Book Sense Pick, Slate's Best Books), which School Library Journal called a "comic masterpiece;" and Chicken Bedtime Is Really Early, which received a starred review from Booklist. She lives with her family in Washington, DC.

Arthur Howard is the illustrator of the Mr. Putter & Tabby series, Gooseberry Park series, and Motor Mouse series by Cynthia Rylant; Goatilocks and the Three Bears by Erica S. Perl; Noodle & Lou by Liz Garton Scanlon; and his own picture books. He has also coauthored and illustrated many books of humor for adults and appeared for seven seasons in the PBS math-oriented production Square One Television. He lives in New York City.
Classification
Fiction
ISBN-13
9781454940883
Lexile Measure
N/A
Guided Reading Level
N/A
Publication date
September 20, 2020
Series
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