Hanukkah, Shmanukkah!
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Hanukkah, Shmanukkah!

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Old Scroogemacher was as sour as a pickle and had a tongue like horseradish. He was a tyrant to the poor workers in his waistcoat factory, and even on the last night of Hanukkah, he had the nerve to set the clocks back. What a shtunk. When his nephew Moshe protests, Scroogemacher laughs. "Hanukkah, shmanukah," he says. "It's just another night to me."Oy vey iz mir, was he...more
Hardcover, 53 pages
Published September 1st 2005 by Hyperion Books
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Interesting re-telling of Dickens' Christmas Carol. Set in turn of the century NYC, main character owns a factory where he overworks and underpays the workers. He is taught his lesson by 3 ghosts.

The pictures are wonderful, which is why this got a four-star rating. The Yiddish has a glossary in the back.
Mira Domsky
An adaptation of Dickens' classic Christmas Carol. The cranky Mr. Scroogmacher gets a lesson in the importance of Hanukkah, and remembering the past in order to build a bright future. Beautiful illustrations, and written with great character. Full of interesting history, as well is funny characterization.
A great spin on the story of the Christmas Carol. I love how the author is able to adapt it to Jewish history so easily.
Kate Hastings
Jan 30, 2009 Kate Hastings rated it 3 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Grades 2-6
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A "christmas carol" adapted for the Jewish Holiday.
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