Kvetch Who Stole Hanukkah, The by Bill Berlin

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In the town of Oyville, the children were preparing for Hanukkah. But the kvetch who lived high on the hill said what he said every year: "The latkes smell bad, the dreidels make me dizzy, and to hear children laugh puts me in a tizzy." This year, will Hanukkah represent another great miracle, finally bringing a smile to the kvetch's face?

 

About Bill Berlin

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Bill Berlin is the senior producer and writer for Caucus: New Jersey, a national PBS public affairs series, and a host of Carpe Diem, a television show produced by Montclair State University, where he is a professor of political science. His writing has appeared in the New York Times and Christian Science Monitor, among other publications Susan Isakoff Berlin is a licensed clinical social worker and educator, who has taught in synagogue preschool programs, Jewish Community Centers, and public schools. A member of the National Association of Social Workers, her articles on such issues as parenting, aging, and bereavement have appeared in local newspapers and the New York Times. Peter J. Welling is the recipient of the Distinguished Alumnus Award from the College of Arts and Sciences, Indiana University South Bend and the Publisher's Choice Award for Exemplary Non-Fiction. In addition, his illustrations ave been nominated for a Pushcart Prize. Mr. Welling was selected as a Distinguished Alumnus for the Liberal Arts and Sciences Division in 2003 by Indiana University at South Bend and is an active member of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators.Each of Mr. Welling's books tell a simple story of both popular and lesser-known holidays and events.
 
Published September 2, 2010 by Pelican Publishing. 32 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Like a group of determined Maccabees, the children gather to explain to the Kvetch that his thinking is all wrong: The holiday of Hanukkah is not just about glowing candles and gifts but about treasuring “true justice and charity” and showing “our dedication / To the strength and faith of our anc...

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