Chanukah Lights by Michael J. Rosen

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From a pop-up master and an acclaimed poet and author comes a glorious celebration of the true spirit of Chanukah.

Open this beautiful gift book and follow the Festival of Lights through place and time -- from Herod's temple to a shtetl in Russia; from a refugee ship bound for the New World to an Israeli kibbutz. Inspired by Michael J. Rosen's reverent poem, Robert Sabuda's striking pop-ups depict each night's menorah in a different scene, using imagery such as desert tents, pushcart lanterns, olive trees, and a final panorama of skyscrapers. Sure to be a treasured family heirloom, this stunning collaboration showcases the spirit and resilience of a people in search of home.

About Michael J. Rosen

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KaBOOM! is a national nonprofit organization that believes that kids everywhere need a safe, nearby place to exercise their bodies and imaginations. Their mission is no less than to save play for America's children through the creation of great playspaces with the participation and leadership of communities. Ultimately, they envision a place to play within walking distance of every child.Michael J. Rosen has written and edited some ninety books for children and adults, including The Hound Dog's Haiku, illustrated by Mary Azarian; The Cuckoo's Haiku, illustrated by Stan Fellows; and the pop-up book Chanukah Lights, illustrated and paper-engineered by Robert Sabuda. He lives on one hundred forested acres in central Ohio.
Published September 27, 2011 by Candlewick Press. 16 pages
Genres: Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Dazzlingly intricate paper sculptures commemorate both the holiday and some of the settings in which it has been celebrated over the centuries since “Jewish freedom first was fought.” Each night pairs a solemn passage from Rosen (“Tonight, the fifth night of Chanukah, our six lights flicker in ...

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Sabuda’s intricate and inventive paper engineering is a little miracle in keeping with the miraculous oil of the event that Hanukkah commemorates.

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Iwai's (Night Shift Daddy) cheery acrylics contain an unannounced game: the numbers of cats per spread correspond to the successive nights.

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The emphasis on celebration and family makes this an appropriate book both for families who observe Hanukkah and those who are interested in their children learning more about it within the context of a simple, loving portrait of a family.

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