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.
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!
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.
<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>