cover image Hanukkah Around the World

Hanukkah Around the World

Tami Lehman-Wilzig, Author, Vicki Wehrman, Illustrator , illus. by Vicki Wehrman. Kar-Ben $16.95 (48p) ISBN 978-0-8225-8762-0

This tour of Hanukkah includes information on its historical significance and the ways in which it is celebrated in places like New York City, Turin, Sydney and Warsaw. After an introductory section about the history, terminology and customs associated with the holiday, the book features a story of a child living in each city. Each section explains how he or she will celebrate the holiday and offers brief historical summaries of Judaism in each region as well as recipes for dishes like burmelos , precipizi and latkes. The informative sections are nicely balanced against the more festive elements. Ages 8–11. (Sept.)