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A unique tale set in a small cottage, within a tiny village - the only cottage not adorned with the bright and cheery Christmas lights and decorations that could be easily seen on every other home. A piercing cry shatters the stillness of the night and so begins a wild adventure. A runaway latke has a number of encounters during which he explains not only his own existence but also the traditions and history of the holiday known as Hanukah.
Just a glance at this cover will show what a treasured book this is destined to be. With its hard cover in a rich, deep red which is foil-stamped, it seems almost too pretty to read. Maybe it's just the book-lover in me but I just adore some of the covers out there as much as I love the contents within. When you open this book the illustrations inside are just as delightful albeit more of a simplistic style. It was a fun - and strange - little book. I would even say whimsical, A great resource for teaching all children, from any background, the basics about Hanukah.
Author's website: http://www.lemonysnicket.com/