The Miracle of Hanukkah by Seymour Chwast

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In the year 165 B.C.E., Mattathias and the Maccabees defeated the Syrians and reclaimed their Great Temple in Jerusalem. Though they planned an eight-day celebration to rededicate the Temple, they had lamp oil for only one day. Miraculously, the oil burned for eight days. Every year Jews around the world celebrate this miracle at Hanukkah.

Now internationally acclaimed artist and graphic designer Seymour Chwast retells the story of Hanukkah in an innovative format in which pages gradually increase in size. This Hanukkah book is sure to become a family favorite.


About Seymour Chwast

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Seymour Chwast is the director of the Push Pin Group, a design firm that he cofounded in 1954. His graphic design and illustrations are well-known internationally, and he has written and/or illustrated more than thirty books for children. He lives in New York City with his wife, Paula Scher.
Published August 31, 2006 by Blue Apple Books. 28 pages
Genres: Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Earthy, muted watercolor drawings with blue outlined cartoon-styled characters show the Hanukkah story, from the looting and destruction of the Temple to the Maccabees’ victory to the eight day miraculous burning of one day’s supply of oil to the prime significance of the word “Hanukkah.” The sim...

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