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 the author of many books for children, including All Three Stooges (the 2018 National Jewish Book Award winner, and a Sydney Taylor Honor), When Life Gives You OJ (Sydney Taylor Notable), and Goatilocks and the Three Bears. She lives in Washington, DC, with her family. Learn more about her on Twitter @ericaperl or at ericaperl.com.

Shahar Kober is a freelance illustrator and art director who lives in Israel. He graduated from Shenkar College of Design in 2005. He illustrates children's books, and contributes illustrations to newspapers, magazines, websites, and animation projects. You can find him at skober.com.

Classification
Fiction
ISBN-13
9781454940883
Lexile Measure
N/A
Guided Reading Level
N/A
Publication date
September 20, 2020
Series
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