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By Gary D. Schmidt

It purely takes a couple of hours for Turner Buckminster to begin hating Phippsburg, Maine. not anyone on the town will allow him omit that he's a minister's son, whether he doesn't act like one. yet then he meets Lizzie vivid Griffin, a sensible and sassy woman from a negative close by island neighborhood based via former slaves. regardless of his father's-and the town's-disapproval in their friendship, Turner spends time with Lizzie, and it opens up a complete new international to him, choked with the secret and sweetness of Maine's rocky coast. the 2 quickly become aware of that the city elders, in addition to Turner's father, are looking to strength the folks to go away Lizzie's island in order that Phippsburg can begin a profitable vacationer alternate there. Turner will get stuck up in a spiral of failures that regulate his life-but additionally lead him to new degrees of reputation and adulthood. This sensitively written ancient novel, in response to the real tale of a community's destruction, highlights a distinct friendship in the course of a time of swap. Author's note.

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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.

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