By Gary D. Schmidt
During this Newbery Honor-winning novel, Gary D. Schmidt deals an unforgettable antihero. The Wednesday Wars is a perfectly witty and compelling tale a few teenage boy’s mishaps and adventures over the process the 1967–68 tuition 12 months in manhattan, New York.
Meet Holling Hoodhood, a seventh-grader at Camillo Junior excessive, who needs to spend Wednesday afternoons along with his instructor, Mrs. Baker, whereas the remainder of the category has non secular guide. Mrs. Baker doesn’t like Holling—he’s definite of it. Why else might she make him learn the performs of William Shakespeare outdoor classification? yet each person has larger issues to fret approximately, like Vietnam. His father desires Holling and his sister to be on their top habit: the luck of his company relies on it. yet how can Holling remain out of hassle while he has quite a bit to cope with? A bully not easy cream puffs; offended rats; and a baseball hero signing autographs the exact same evening Holling has to seem in a play in yellow tights! As destiny sneaks up on him time and again, Holling reveals Motivation—the immense M—in the main unforeseen areas and musters up the braveness to include his future, regardless of himself.
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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.