The Dreidel that Wouldn't Spin A Toyshop Tale of Hanukkah by Martha Seif Simpson
  

The Dreidel that Wouldn't Spin A Toyshop Tale of Hanukkah

Written by Martha Seif Simpson
Illustrated by Durga Yael Bernhard

RRP £12.99

Synopsis

The Dreidel that Wouldn't Spin A Toyshop Tale of Hanukkah by Martha Seif Simpson

This dreidel doesn't work! the father had cried. What do you mean? How can a dreidel not work? the shopkeeper asked. It was certainly the most beautiful spinning top the shopkeeper had ever seen, with magical golden letters on its sides. But it just would not spin for two spoiled children who insisted on owning it! Later, the shopkeeper decides to try it one last time: would it spin for another child, one who carried the true spirit of Hanukkah in his heart? In this beautiful holiday story by award-winning author Martha Simpson, and brought to life by the imaginative illustrations of award-winning illustrator D. Yael Bernhard, the happiness and joy of the Hanukkah miracle will warm the heart of young and old alike with its simple message: wonders still occur for those who are ready for them. Included is a useful appendix that explains Hanukkah, and an explanation on how to play the dreidel game.

Reviews

Simpson uses familiar European folk-tale motifs, which Bernhard matches with paintings of an Old World setting

About the Author

Martha Seif Simpson is an author and children's librarian. She has served as the Head of Children's Services at the Stratford Library Association in Stratford, CT for the last twenty years. She is the author of five professional books for teachers and librarians. Her first children's book What NOT to Give Your Mom on Mother's Day was released in 2013. She lives in Hamden, CT. D. Yael Bernhard is an award-winning illustrator and author of many fiction and non-fiction books for children, including natural science titles and multicultural folktales. She is also a children's teacher of Hebrew, Judaics, and illustration. Ms. Bernhard is also a fine artist known for her religious and family-themed pieces. She lives in Shandaken, NY.

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Book Info

Format

Hardback
32 pages

Author

Martha Seif Simpson
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Publisher

World Wisdom Books

Publication date

1st October 2014

ISBN

9781937786281


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