By Jacqueline Wilson
Gemma and Alice were top neighbors considering the fact that they have been either born at the related day within the related medical institution. It doesn’t subject that Gemma loves football whereas Alice prefers drawing, or that Gemma is usually stepping into difficulty whereas Alice is a version scholar and daughter. but if Alice has to maneuver, their friendship is placed to the try out. They name one another and write letters, yet they’re used to seeing one another each day. Can Gemma endure to rejoice her birthday with out Alice? Can she stand it whilst Alice begins making new acquaintances? And with Alice dwelling hundreds of thousands of miles away, will they ever see one another back?
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II. Title. M55155Eig 2010 [E]—dc22 2009019574 Book design by Molly Baker and Amelia Anderson. Typeset in Esta and Silent Movie. The illustrations in this book were rendered in pencil and pastels.
Traditional Jewish homes may keep a tzedakah box for collecting coins. During Hanukkah, since children usually receive gifts, some families perform tzedakah to teach that giving is as important as receiving. Hebrew letter number In Jewish lore, each is assigned a . The word chai meaning “life” or “good luck,” has a value of 18; any multiple of 18 is commonly considered a lucky number. To my aunts and uncles, Selma and Herman Krauss and Edna and Albert Rettig: May your candles burn bright! —L. K.
L. K. M. For Dr. Désiré Amsellem. who was a very dear friend. And many thanks to The Museum of Art and History of Judaism in Paris. —E. S. Text © 2010 by Laura Krauss Melmed. Illustrations © 2010 by Elisabeth Schlossberg. All rights reserved. No part of this book may be reproduced in any form without written permission from the publisher. Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data Melmed, Laura Krauss. Eight winter nights : a family Hanukkah book / by Laura Krauss Melmed ; illustrated by Elisabeth Schlossberg.