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A Magical Hanukkah Night

Illustrated by Jon Goodell



About the Book

Jewish folklore comes to life in this magical Hanukkah story!

On the first night of Hanukkah, two tricky devils arrive in the town of Brisk to cause mischief. They use a magic word " Zigazak!" to make dreidels dance and latkes fly. The good citizens of Brisk panic and appeal to their wise rabbi for help. He triumphs over the devils in a contest of wits, and soon sends them packing. But his real triumph is the ability to see the good in all things, even devils' tricks, helping the townsfolk enjoy their most magical Hanukkah ever.

Product Details

On sale: September 25, 2001
Age: 3-7 years
Grade: Preschool - 2
Page count: 32 Pages
ISBN: 9780385326520

Author Bio

Eric A. Kimmel is the well-known author of many folktales and Hannukah stories. He lives in Portland, Oregon.

Jon Goodell has illustrated several books and early readers, including Dick King-Smith’s A Mouse Called Wolf. He lives in Norman, Oklahoma.


"The most imaginative Hannukah tale of the season."—Publishers Weekly

An Association of Jewish Libraries Notable Book for Young Readers