Ideal for young readers who are outgrowing the typical Hanukkah picture books, this short, illustrated chapter book tells the story of Jacob Stern and his family, who are visited by a mysterious stranger on the first night of Hanukkah. The stranger leaves behind a golden dreidl as a gift, and late that night, with a magical spin, a girl named Sarah appears to take Jacob on an extraordinary adventure in Latkaland. The two must draw on their wits, courage, and history lessons as they embark on a humorous and exciting journey inspired by the story of the Maccabees.
Karen Fisman is a former equities analyst and is the author of Problems in Purimville. She lives in Toronto. Thomas McAteer is an illustrator, a graduate of West Chester University, and studied multimedia design at the University of Arts in Philadelphia. He lives in Philadelphia.
?This book is perfect for an emerging chapter book reader or for a parent to read to a child as a fanciful bedtime story.” “Jewish Book World
“A fast-paced fantasy plot and an easy chapter format will appeal to children who have outgrown picture book stories.” —Association of Jewish Libraries
?A rollicking adventure with enough thrills to last all eight days of Hanukkah.” “Eric Kimmel, author, Hershel and the Hanukkah Goblins