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By Kate DiCamillo

In a hugely awaited new novel, Kate DiCamillo conjures a haunting fantasy approximately trusting the unforeseen — and making the extreme come true.

What if? Why no longer? may it be?

When a fortuneteller's tent appears to be like available in the market sq. of the town of Baltese, orphan Peter Augustus Duchene understands the questions that he must ask: Does his sister nonetheless reside? And if that is so, how can he locate her? The fortuneteller's mysterious resolution (an elephant! An elephant will lead him there!) units off a series of occasions so outstanding, so most unlikely, that you're going to not often dare to think it’s precise. With atmospheric illustrations through positive artist Yoko Tanaka, here's a dreamlike and attractive story that may in simple terms be narrated via Newbery Medalist Kate DiCamillo. during this undying myth, she conjures up the biggest of subject matters — wish and belonging, wish and compassion — with the lightness of a magician’s touch.

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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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