Four Sides, Eight Nights

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Four Sides, Eight Nights

A New Spin on Hanukkah

By Rebecca Tova Ben-Zvi; Susanna Natti (Illustrator)

Roaring Brook Press, Hardcover, 9781596430594, 48pp.

Publication Date: August 11, 2005


Four sides of a toy, eight nights of celebration, forty-four candles burning in honor of an ancient miracle, two-thousand-one-hundred-seventy-some years of Hanukkah -- everything you ever wanted to know about the Hanukkah holiday, centered of the children's game of dreidel (a spinning top). Jokes, history, customs, trivia, science facts (just how fast does a dreidel spin?) come to life with wacky and informative illustrations throughout.

About the Author
Rebecca Tova Ben-Zvi makes her latkes with sweet potatoes and plays dreidel year-round. Writing as Rebecca O'Connell, she is the author of "The Baby Goes Beep." A librarian and storyteller, she lives in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Susanna Natti lives in Bedford, Massachusetts, and hums the dreidel song when she's making potato latkes for her family. Jim-the dog stays close and hopes for extras.