All-of-a-Kind Family Hanukkah

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All-of-a-Kind Family Hanukkah

by Emily Jenkins

Illustrations by Paul O. Zelinsky

First Release:

October 2018

ISBN: 9780399554209

Acclaimed author Emily Jenkins (A Greyhound, a Groundhog) and Caldecott Award-winning artist Paul O. Zelinsky (Rapunzel) bring the beloved All-of-a-Kind Family to life in a new format. Fans, along with those just meeting the five girls ( "all of a kind, " as their parents say), will join them back in 1912, on the Lower East Side of NYC, and watch as preparations for Hanukkah are made. When Gertie, the youngest, is not allowed to help prepare latkes, she throws a tantrum. Banished to the girls ' bedroom, she can still hear the sounds and smell the smells of a family getting ready to celebrate. But then Papa comes home and she is allowed out --and given the best job of all: lighting the first candle on the menorah.

Yiddish glossary. Author 's note. Illustrator 's note. List of Sydney Taylor 's All-of-a-Kind Family books. Sources. Full-color illustrations rendered digitally.

  • ISBN: 9780399554209
    Format: Print Book
    Edition: Library edition with trade jacket added
    Publisher: Schwartz & Wade
    Page Count: 40
    Trim Size: 10 1/2" x 9 1/2"
    Accelerated Reader: Level: 2.8, Points: 0.5
    Lexile: Level: AD520L
    Awards & Honors: 2019 Sydney Taylor Book Award Winner, Younger Readers
    CCBC Choices 2019 Choice: Seasons and Celebrations
    ALSC Notable Children's Books - 2019
    2018 National Jewish Book Award Finalist, Children's Literature
    Genre: Fic
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