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Runaway Dreidel!

Illustrated by Kyrsten Brooker
Published by Henry Holt & Co., 2002

Ages 5 to 9

One day I read the wonderful poem, "The Night Before Christmas" by Clement C. Moore and decided it would be fun to write a poem with the same rhythm and rhyme scheme for kids who celebrate Chanukah. So I did!

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Why I wrote this book
 
Everyone has heard the poem that begins "'Twas the night before Christmas." Since my family doesn't celebrate Christmas, I wanted to write a poem based on that familiar verse for those of us who celebrate Chanukah.
 
[Photo: On Chanukah we light the menorah, spin the dreidel and eat chocolate gelt.]

 
 

The Menorah
Photo © Mary Vazquez

                 

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