Print/braille edition $16.95
Miracles (big and small) and family stories are celebrated in this charming tale.
Six-and-a-half year old Owen has just been named "Official Candle Lighter," and along with every candle comes a story from Grandma Karen. One tale is of a soldier from Iowa whose search for a miracle to save his dying wife leads him to call every Jewish name in his hometown phone book (all five of them) to ask the family to pray, with happy results. There's also the girl who grows up to be a rabbi, the boy who wants to be a baby again, and others. By the end of the celebration, it's clear that Grandma Karen's characters are all members of Owen's family.
A brief retelling of the Hanukkah legend and blessings in Hebrew, English, and transliteration appear at the end of the book. Adults will appreciate the lessons gracefully imparted, children will enjoy the silliness of Grandma's fanciful, zany family stories, and everyone will remember this book long after the holiday has passed!
Join Owen in discovering how each of these stories is also a celebration of his own heritage in this heartwarming book about faith, family, and the miracle of Hanukkah.