While the Candles Burn by Barbara Diamond Goldin

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Reflecting the key themes of the Festival of Lights, a selection of eight original and retold stories reflects on such timeless ideas as commitment, courage, miracles, religious freedom, faith, and peace.

About Barbara Diamond Goldin

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Goldin teaches language arts at Heritage Academy in Long Meadow, MA Elaine Greenstein has illustrated a dozen picture books, some of which she also wrote. As a child, she says, "Our house was on the beach. I was interested in birds, especially the families of geese"-an interest she had in common with Konrad Lorenz. A native New Yorker, Ms. Greenstein lives in Brooklyn, N.Y.
Published September 1, 1996 by Viking Juvenile. 64 pages
Genres: Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, Religion & Spirituality. Fiction

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In eight stories, Goldin (The Passover Journey, 1994, etc.) seeks to go beyond the specific historical basis for Hanukkah to the themes that the holiday celebrates: ``religious freedom and commitment, faith, courage, charity, rededication, honoring women at Hanukkah, lights, and miracles.'' ...

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Commenting on the ""sunny"" monocut illustrations, PW praised the unusual breadth of these eight ""imaginative selections,"" one for each night of the holiday.

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The book While The Candles Burn: Eight Stories For Chanukah by Barbara Diamond Goldin is a fabulous book filled with eight stories illustrating the many themes and messages of Chanukah.

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