By Annika Thor
A Mildred L. Batchelder Honor ebook and an ALA-ALSC remarkable Children's booklet, The Lily Pond maintains the tale of 2 Jewish sisters who left Austria in the course of WWII/Holocaust and located shelter in Sweden.
A yr after Stephie Steiner and her more youthful sister, Nellie, left Nazi-occupied Vienna, Stephie has ultimately tailored to existence at the rugged Swedish island the place she now lives. yet extra switch awaits Stephie: her foster mom and dad have allowed her to sign up for tuition at the mainland, in Goteberg. Stephie is keen to head. not just will she be pursuing her experiences, she'll be dwelling in an aesthetic urban again--under an analogous roof as Sven, the son of the lodgers who rented her foster parents' cottage for the summer.
5 years her senior, Sven dazzles Stephie together with his attraction, his speak of equality, and his anti-Hitler sentiments. Stephie can't aid herself--she's falling in love. As she navigates a sea of recent feelings, she additionally grapples with what it skill to be beholden to others, together with her consistent fear approximately what her mom and dad are enduring again in Vienna, and with the menacing unfold of Nazi ideology, even in Sweden. In those occasions, her real buddies, Stephie discovers, are those she least expected.
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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.