Latkes, Latkes, Good to Eat by Naomi Howland

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Sadie and her four little brothers are very poor and always hungry. On the first night of Chanukah, Sadie performs a generous act, and in turn receives a frying pan that cooks up sizzling hot, golden latkes on command. Sadie tells her brothers never to use the magic pan, but when she goes out one afternoon, the mischievous boys can't resist. They remember the words to start the pan cooking . . . but what were the words to make it stop? This humorous tale of generosity and greed is accompanied by bright, cheerful illustrations depicting a traditional Russian village. An author's note and a recipe for Sadie's latkes are included.
 

About Naomi Howland

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Naomi Howland is the author and illustrator of several books for children, including The Matzah Man: A Passover Story and Latkes, Latkes, Good to Eat: A Chanukah Story. She lives in Claremont, California.
 
Published September 20, 2004 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. 37 pages
Genres: Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, Education & Reference. Fiction

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Her brothers overhear the secret words that will start the pan cooking, but not those that will stop it (the words are ""A great miracle happened there,"" to which dreidels also refer).

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