|aThe story of Hanukkah |cby David A. Adler ; illustrated by Jill Weber.
|aNew York, NY |bHoliday House|c2011.
|a1 v. (unpaged) |bcol. ill. |c26 cm.
|aIncludes instructions for playing dreidel.
|a"No celebration of Hanukkah would be complete without recounting the events of more than two thousand years ago that the holiday commemorates. In a simple yet dramatic text and vibrant paintings, the story of the courageous Maccabees and the miracle that took place in the Temple in Jerusalem is retold." -- From publisher's website.
Retells the story of the first Hanukkah, describing how Mattathias and his followers defeated their Greek rulers, the rededication of the Temple, and the miracle of the oil, and discusses how Hanukkah is celebrated today.
David A. Adler has won many awards, including a Sydney Taylor Book Award, a Boston Globe-Horn Book Award Honor,the New York Knickerbocker Award, a Golden Kite Honor, and an Orbis Pictus Award Honor. You can visit his website at www.davidaadler.com. Jill Weber is a children's book illustrator and a book designer. Her paintings for Eric A. Kimmel's retelling of Even Higher were praised by Kirkus Reviews for their "guileless charm," and the book received an Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Gold Award. She lives in New Hampshire.