By Michael D. Beil, Maggie Kneen
With their father en path to Africa for medical professionals borderless, city-kids Nicholas and more youthful dual sisters Haley and Hetty are off to spend the summer season with their Great-Uncle Nick at his condominium on Forsaken Lake. regardless of a few preliminary doubts, Nicholas is true at domestic within the nation: he learns to sail, learns approximately his father as a boy, and makes speedy associates with a local-girl, the tomboy Charlie.
The summer season takes a flip towards the mysterious, even though, whilst Nicholas discovers an previous motion picture that his father made as a boy: it tells the tale of the neighborhood legend, The Seaweed Strangler, yet used to be by no means entire. sooner than lengthy Nicholas wishes solutions either in regards to the legend, and in regards to the motion picture. jointly, he and Charlie paintings to discover the reality and realize a few long-buried relations secrets and techniques alongside the way.
In this beautiful middle-grade novel, Michael D. Beil has invoked one in every of his personal favorites, We Didn't suggest to visit Sea, in addition to different nice summer season books of years-past.
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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.