cover image Hanukkah in Alaska

Hanukkah in Alaska

Barbara Brown, illus. by Stacey Schuett. Holt, $16.99 (32p) ISBN 978-0-8050-9748-1

Marking her children’s book debut, Alaska-based columnist and commentator Brown crafts an informative Hanukkah tale accompanied by lovely acrylic and gouache illustrations by Schuett (Out of This World: Poems and Facts About Space). With just five hours of sunlight and freezing temperatures to fill her days in Alaska, a girl must also contend with the moose in her yard, where she prefers to make snow dreidels with friends. Even as Hanukkah’s lights glow brightly, she despairs of ever regaining control of her backyard. Children will gain information about Alaska as well as a clever holiday-themed idea for keeping moose at bay. Ages 4–8. Illustrator’s agent: Christina A. Tugeau, CATugeau. (Oct.)