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A good read, but...,
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This review is from: Alexandra's Scroll: The Story of the First Hanukkah (Hardcover)
This was our first year celebrating Hanukkah. The illustrations and quality of materials are excellent. While we enjoyed the story in the book, and it seemed to have accurate details of the Hanukkah story, we found the writing a bit simplistic. The author uses a lot of "he said, she said, they said, I said" and short, choppy sentences. We liked that the story was from a girl's perspective, as we have four daughters, but the author seemed to give the mother too much authority in the home. According to our understanding of the Jewish culture, this would not be the case at all. However, despite these annoyances, we enjoyed the story and enjoyed having it be a part of our Hanukkah celebration.