Hanukkah in Alaska

Hanukkah in Alaska is unlike anywhere else. Snow piles up over the windows. Daylight is only five hours long. And one girl finds a moose camped out in her backyard, right near her favorite blue swing. She tries everything to lure it away: apples, carrots, even cookies. But it just keeps eating more tree! It's not until the last night of Hanukkah that a familiar Jewish holiday tradition provides the perfect-and surprising-solution.
Noemie Minqiu · 四月 23, 2020
  • Written by: Barbara Brown
  • Illustrated by: Stacey Schuett
  • Published by: Henry Holt and Co.
  • Suggested grade level: 2nd – 3rd

A very enjoyable tale about one young girl’s holiday set during a dark and dreary Alaska winter. As the snow piles up, a moose takes up residence in her backyard, eating the family’s trees . . . particularly the tree that holds the girl’s swing. The family tries various foods to distract the moose from the tree, but nothing works until one magical night, the last night of Hanukkah, when the girl and her parents gather to watch the aurora borealis put on a show.

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