Hanukkah at Valley Forge (Hardcover)
Dutton Juvenile, 9780525477389, 32pp.
Publication Date: September 14, 2006
A soldier tells George Washington the miraculous story of how a ragtag army of Jewish soldiers defeated a much larger force of powerful Greeks, a tale that provides just the kind of inspiration the General needs. ?Quietly beautiful watercolor illustrations draw a visual distinction between the frigid blue Pennsylvania night and the golden light of ancient Israel, which is further reflected in the warm glow of the Hanukkah candles.? ?School Library Journal
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Praise For Hanukkah at Valley Forge…
"The presence of Jews in the American Revolution is the subject of this fictional encounter between General George Washington and a Polish immigrant fighting with the Continental Army. Likening the Jews’ struggle and ultimate triumph against a powerful oppressor to the American fight for independence provides a bridge between these two men and broadens the scope of the tale. An author’s note details the historical facts upon which this anecdote is based, providing an interesting perspective through which to view a familiar holiday story." —School Library Journal