The Hanukkah Mice
illustrated by Michelle Shapiro

Marshall Cavendish Children's Books
Ages 5-8, Hardcover, $14.99
ISBN-13: 978-0-7614-5428-1

The mouse family scurries into the dollhouse Rachel receives as her first Hanukkah gift. Each night of the holiday, they enjoy a new surprise until, on the eighth and last night, a small miracle occurs.

"Kroll's simple story omits the history and religious significance of the holiday, focusing instead on the cultural details - candles, latkes, gifts, and Hanukkah gelt - that most impress very young children. A good choice for story hours or family sharing during the holiday." -- Booklist

Margery Cuyler, my editor at Marshall Cavendish, wanted a story called The Hanukkah Mice. It took a while to get it right, but this is the result.

Characters created by Jeni Bassett
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