The Dreidle That Wouldn’t Spin Book
The Dreidle That Wouldn’t Spin Book
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The Dreidle That Wouldn’t Spin

Written by Martha Seif Simpson and illustrated by Durga Yael Bernhard

Published by Wisdom Tales Press

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“This dreidel doesn’t work!” the father had cried. “What do you mean? How can a dreidel not work?” the shopkeeper asked. It was certainly the most beautiful spinning top the shopkeeper had ever seen, with magical golden letters on its sides. But it just would not spin for two spoiled children who insisted on owning it! Later, the shopkeeper decides to try it one last time: would it spin for another child, one who carried the true spirit of Hanukkah in his heart?

In this beautiful holiday story by award-winning author Martha Simpson, and brought to life by the imaginative illustrations of award-winning illustrator D. Yael Bernhard, the happiness and joy of the Hanukkah miracle will warm the heart of young and old alike with its simple message: wonders still occur for those who are ready for them. Included is a useful appendix that explains Hanukkah, and an explanation on how to play the dreidel game.

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  • Age Range: 5-8
  • Pages: 32
  • Book Type: picture
  • Publication Date: October 1, 2014
  • ISBN: 1937786285
  • ISBN 13: 978-1937786281
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