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Maccabee!: The Story of Hanukkah

Written by Tilda Balsley & illustrated by David Harrington
Published by Lerner Publishing
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Judah and the little army of Maccabees fight to free Jerusalem from the cruel King Antiochus in this vibrant and action-filled rhyming version of the famous Hanukkah story.

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B is for Bookworm
Book-loving mommy-to-be! Recently enjoyed The Hobbit, Becoming, and The Marvelous Magic of Miss Mabel.
4.5 / 7.0

This rhyming story tells the history of Hanukkah and how it came to be. I love the repeated message that sometimes it just takes a few to do what they know is right. The illustrations feel a bit more cartoon-ish, but I think they’re fun!

The Book Snob Mom
Mom of boys. Lover of Harry Potter, Jane Austen and believes one can never own too many children's books!
5.5 / 7.0

This was a fantastic telling of the story of the Maccabees and the origin of Hanukkah, at least for someone like myself who wasn’t super familiar with the full history before! The rhyming keeps the story moving, and there’s enough detail given to make me feel like I learned a lot without being bogged down.

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Book Topics › Jewish
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Book Topics › holidays
Children's Books About Holidays
Book Topics › historical fiction
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Who Wrote Maccabee!: The Story of Hanukkah

Tilda Balsley

<p><strong>Tilda Balsley</strong> has written many books for Kar-Ben, bringing her stories to life with rhyme, rhythm, and humor. Tilda lives with her husband and their rescue Shih Tzu in Reidsville, North Carolina.</p>

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Who Illustrated Maccabee!: The Story of Hanukkah

David Harrington

<p>David Harrington attended and graduated from Art Center College of Design with a BFA in illustration, awarded with honors, in Pasadena, California. His art has been used in TV, film and video in addition to children’s books. He lives in Laguna Hills, CA.</p>

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