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The Trees of the Dancing Goats

Written & illustrated by Patricia Polacco
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Nov 1, 1996
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Trisha loves the eight days of Hanukkah, when her mother stays home from work, her Babushka makes delicious potato latkes, and her Grampa carves wonderful animals out of wood as gifts for Trisha and her brother. In the middle of her family’s preparation for the festival of lights, Trisha visits her closest neighbors, expecting to find them decorating their house for Christmas. Instead they are all bedridden with scarlet fever. Trisha’s family is one of the few who has been spared from the epidemic. It is difficult for them to enjoy their Hanukkah feast when they know that their neighbors won’t be able to celebrate their holiday. Then Grampa has an inspiration: they will cut down trees, decorate them, and secretly deliver them to the neighbors, “But what can we decorate them with?” Babushka asks. Although it is a sacrifice, Trisha realizes that Grampa’s carved animals are the perfect answer. Soon her living room is filled with trees — but that is only the first miracle of many during an incredible holiday season. Based on a long cherished childhood memory, this story celebrates the miracle of true friendship.

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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.
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5.5 / 7.0

This is a wonderful story of helping one another celebrate the holidays, no matter which one you celebrate. I loved the message that giving to those in need is always better than getting. This is also a great story about the miracles of Hanukkah!

The Book Snob Mom
Mom of boys. Lover of Harry Potter, Jane Austen and believes one can never own too many children's books!
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Another beautiful, heart-touching story by Patricia Polacco. I loved the merging of Hanukkah and Christmas and the reminder that we create the magic of Christmas (or Hanukkah) through our actions.

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Who Wrote The Trees of the Dancing Goats

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Patricia Polacco

Patricia Polacco belongs to a family of storytellers, poets, farmers, teachers, and artists. They came from many parts of the world, but mainly Russia. She grew up to be an illustrator, a designer, and creator of many beloved children’s books, including <i>The Keeping Quilt</i>, <i>The Blessing Cup</i>, <i>Fiona’s Lace</i>, <i>The Trees of the Dancing Goats</i>, <i>Babushka’s Doll</i>, <i>My Rotten Redheaded Older Brother</i>, and <i>Sticks and Stones</i>. She lives in Union City, Michigan. Visit her at PatriciaPolacco.com and follow her on Facebook.

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Book Details

ISBN:
9780689808623
Publication Date:
November 1, 1996
Word Count:
2072
Library of Congress Number (LCCN):
95026670
WorldCat Number (OCLC):
33900127
ASIN/ISBN 10:
0689808623
Lexile® Level:
AD630L
Scholastic Level:
M
ATOS® Book Level:
4.2
Accelerated Reader® Points:
0.5
Accelerated Reader Quiz:
18698
Accelerated Reader Interest Level:
LG

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