Latkes and ApplesauceBy
Written By Fran Manushkin, Illustrated By Robin Spowart
This is one of my favorite Hanukkah stories! Set in a cozy cottage in the woods, a family of four is preparing for Hanukkah and the weather becomes frightful. During this terrible blizzard the family cannot get their potatoes for latkes or any more apples for applesauce – special foods that are a welcome part of the Hanukkah celebration. Still the family is grateful each night as they prepare the candles and – lo and behold- out of the storm come some little miracles. And the little miracles lead the family to another rather miraculous discovery that means their holiday table will have all they need.
A lovely and special little story that makes you feel as if you were hearing an expert storyteller weave a delightful tale from times long past. Especially heart-warming for animal lovers, this tale involves a little stray cat and dog who not only find a home, but also a special name during this family’s beloved celebration of the festival of lights.
Suggested Reading Level – 5 and Up
NOTE ISBN MAY CHANGE FOR BKSHELF REISSUE. The beloved story of a joyous Hannukah celebration--reissued in Scholastic Bookshelf paperback!
The Menashe family enjoys a joyous holiday celebration despite a scarcity of food. Includes notes on Hanukkah, a bibliography, a recipe for making latkes, and rules for playing dreidel.