By Beverly Cleary
Fifteen-year-old Jean is astonished while a good-looking Johnny whirls her 'round the dance ground. She's by no means given a lot proposal to boys earlier than; now Johnny is all that's on her brain. ultimately she reveals the braveness to ask him to a dance. however the pleasure of a brand new gown and a scheme to take Johnny's photo can't cease jean's turning out to be uneasiness that she likes Johnny much more than he likes her . . .
This high-school tale, that's either humorous and touching, is set a woman who lacks self-confidence, and a boy who has an excessive amount of.
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Blubber is an efficient identify for her, the notice from Wendy says approximately Linda. Jill crumples it up and leaves it at the nook of her table. She doesn't are looking to take into consideration Linda or her dumb file at the whale simply now. Jill desires to take into consideration Halloween.
But Robby grabs the notice, and prior to Linda stops speaking it has long past midway round the room.
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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.