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Maccabee!: The Story of Hanukkah Paperback – September 1, 2010
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We have read it several times already and have had it only five days. I can see us reading this book several times every hanukkah until our sons are preteens and this book has whet their appetites for a more in depth telling of the story (if that doesn't happen before then).
This book does not discuss hanukkah traditions, so if you want a discussion of menorahs, dreidels, and latkes, go to another book. This does, however, tell the story of the Maccabees and the miracle of the oil in a fun and inspiring way. Would definitely recommend this book to anyone wanting to teach their young children about the Maccabees :)
I read in other reviews re the menorah in the beginning of the story being different than the one at the end of the story. The reason for this: the menorah in the beginning of the book has 7 candle slots, as used at temple mount in Jerusalem back in those times. This illustration is a clear depiction of what was really used. The modern day menorahs-the ones we use for celebrating Chanukkah have 9 spots for candles...this is because the miracle of oil burning for 8 days. 8 candles representing the the 8 days & the 9th (in the center) is the shemash....the candle we use to light all the other candles with.
I recommend this book to help explain the story of Chanukah to little ones.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
The 4 year old boy I nanny for is getting into super-hero themed stuff. This book is too cute!Published 19 days ago by Chelsea P.
fun book about the story of Chanukah. Nice pictures. The refrain is a bit awkward, but otherwise it's great. Read it to my kids several times over the week.Published 19 days ago by Amazon Customer
My two year old loves this story. We read it over and over again for Chanukah.Published 19 days ago by Arielle
Our almost 4 year old enjoys this book! It's a tough topic to make accessible to a toddler, and it's hard to know how much she really understands, but she loves reading it again... Read morePublished 1 month ago by anufromdurham
Beautiful rhyming text and illustrations. Perfect for the 3-6 year old.Published 2 months ago by Mississippi Yankee