The Golden Dreydl by Ellen Kushner

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Nun, Gimel, Hey, Shin

Sara finds Chanukah celebrations boring. When her Tante Miriam arrives and gives her a Golden Dreydl, everything changes. The dreydl, an enchanted princess in disguise, takes Sara on a journey to a magical world.

When the princess is taken by the Demon King, who possesses the power of the Tree of Life, it is Sara who must use her wit to save the princess and return her to her parents — King Solomon and the Queen of Sheba.

A delightful holiday tale that weaves together threads of Jewish folklore and tradition with fantasy and humor.
 

About Ellen Kushner

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Ellen Kushner is a novelist, performer and public radio personality who unites her talents as host of WGBH Radio's remarkable weekly series, Sound & Spirit, exploring the human spirit through music and ideas. Bringing an intellectual openness, a keen ear, Ilene Winn-Lederer has created illustrations and artwork that appear in publications, museums, and private collections throughout the United States, Europe, and Israel, Ilene lives in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
 
Published July 1, 2007 by Charlesbridge. 32 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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