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Latkes and Applesauce : A Hanukkah Story


A cat and dog create a Hanukkah miracle, just in the nick of time in this updated reissue of the beloved holiday classic.

The Menashes love latkes and applesauce during Hanukkah. But a blizzard begins and erases any hope that they’ll harvest potatoes and apples in time. When a stray cat and dog show up, there’s not a lot of food to offer them, but kindness prevails, and they’re invited in. It turns out that the dog—Latke—and the cat—Applesauce—save the day.

Before Fran Manushkin became a writer, she worked as an editorial assistant at Harper & Row with Ursula Nordstrom and Charlotte Zolotow. When Fran speaks at schools, she shows children her messy manuscripts and talks about how much stubbornness and good humor it takes to accomplish anything in life. She is the author of more than 75 books for children over her four-decade career.

Kris Easler lives in Minneapolis with her husband and two cats. She spends her free time reading, drinking tea, and playing the ukulele, though usually not at the same time. She has illustrated several children's book covers, and this is her first picture book

 A warm and tender tale of a loving Jewish family celebrating an ancient tradition. (information on Hanukkah, latkes and applesauce, and the dreidel) 

— Kirkus Reviews, starred review

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