Hanukkah in Alaska

Hanukkah in Alaska

By Barbara Brown; Stacey Schuett (Illustrator)

Henry Holt & Company, Hardcover, 9780805097481, 32pp.

Publication Date: October 22, 2013


Hanukkah in Alaska is unlike anywhere else.

Snow piles up over the windows. Daylight is only five hours long. And one girl finds a moose camped out in her backyard, right near her favorite blue swing. She tries everything to lure it away: apples, carrots, even cookies. But it just keeps eating more tree It's not until the last night of Hanukkah that a familiar Jewish holiday tradition provides the perfect-and surprising-solution.

About the Author
Barbara Brown has been a newspaper columnist, among other pursuits, before devoting herself to early learning. "Hanukkah in Alaska" is her first children s book. She lives in Anchorage, Alaska.

Stacey Schuett's artwork graces numerous picture books, including the I Can Read Book Forest by Laura Godwin and her own Somewhere in theWorld Right Now, a Reading Rainbow Book. Ms. Schuett lives in Sebastopol, California.

Praise For Hanukkah in Alaska

"This refreshingly particular Hanukkah celebration effectively encourages readers to gain a new understanding of “miracle.”" -- Kirkus Reviews  "Brown crafts an informative Hanukkah tale accompanied by lovely acrylic and gouache illustrations by Schuett." --Publishers Weekly "Glorious." - School Library Journal  

"The text incorporates some facts about Alaska, the northern lights, and moose behavior (though do they really love latkes?). Luminous acrylic and gouache paintings reflect the "rainbow on black velvet" that is the aurora borealis." - The Horn Book