By Kirby Larson
On my own on the earth, teen-aged Hattie is pushed to end up up on her uncle's homesteading claim.
For years, sixteen-year-old Hattie's been shuttled among family members. uninterested in being Hattie Here-and-There, she courageously leaves Iowa to turn out up on her past due uncle's dwelling house declare close to Vida, Montana. With a obdurate stick-to-itiveness, Hattie faces frost, drought and blizzards. regardless of many hardships, Hattie forges forward, sharing her adventures along with her friends--especially Charlie, scuffling with in France--through letters and articles for her homeland paper.
Her backbreaking quest for a house is lightened through her buddies, the Muellers. yet she feels threatened through strain to be a "Loyal" American, forbidding friendships with fogeys of German descent. regardless of every thing, Hattie's made up our minds to stick till a tragedy motives her to find the real that means of domestic.
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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.