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Latkes And Applesauce: A Hanukkah Story

3.97  ·  Rating details ·  93 Ratings  ·  13 Reviews
NOTE ISBN MAY CHANGE FOR BKSHELF REISSUE. The beloved story of a joyous Hannukah celebration--reissued in Scholastic Bookshelf paperback!

The Menashe family enjoys a joyous holiday celebration despite a scarcity of food. Includes notes on Hanukkah, a bibliography, a recipe for making latkes, and rules for playing dreidel.

Paperback, 32 pages
Published October 1st 1992 by Scholastic Paperbacks (first published October 1st 1990)
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Such a sweet story. A family is surprised by lots of early snow, leaving them with neither potatoes nor apples for Hanukkah latkes. Nevermind, they still have each other and their health. But as the nights wear on and there is less and less food, they begin to worry. One night, a kitten arrives and though they are barely feeding themselves, they decide to rescue and keep it. The next night, a skinny puppy shows up. Oh, Logan really loved this story! Warm, soft illustrations and gentle lessons ab ...more
Jun 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Students in our predominantly Gentile elementary school enjoy listening to this heartwarming tale of a poor Eastern European Jewish family near the city of Minsk celebrating Hanukkah during a winter blizzard. Their potatoes and apples are hidden beneath the freezing snow before they have a chance to make latkes and applesauce for their celebration. Despite their hunger, they take in a stray kitten and dog, who are able to locate potatoes and apples on the eighth night of Hanukkah after the skies ...more
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Dec 05, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: mormon-children
“Latkes and Applesauce” is the story of a family that is stuck home with a blizzard that covers all the apples and potatoes, thus making the traditional Hanukkah latkes and applesauce impossible. But as the Menashe family takes in some surprising strangers, the feast becomes a possibility once again.
Feb 17, 2018 rated it liked it
Told in folktale style, the story of a family's generosity bringing about a more abundant Hanukkah celebration against all odds. 3 1/2 stars.
Apr 01, 2016 rated it liked it
When a snowstorm arrives on the first night of Hanakkah and buries all the potatoes a family has to celebrate without lakes. When it snows for the next six nights the family is left with only crumbs to eat. When the snow finally ends, a dog and kitten provide the Hanukkah miracle that gives the family not only latkes but applesauce as well.
Feb 22, 2015 rated it liked it
This story is very sweet, and teaches about Hanukkah. I really liked how the animals in the story end up saving hanukkah for the family (shows that by being kind, good things can happen). I really liked how there were recipes at the end of the book for Hanukkah dishes!
Stephanie Smoot
Feb 05, 2010 rated it it was amazing
This is a great book to use to show students other holidays within the classroom.
Dec 07, 2008 rated it really liked it
Shelves: childhood, christmas
a favorite children's story in the telling of celebrating Hanukkah.
Nov 14, 2013 rated it it was amazing
This was a cute and enjoyable Hanukkah story.
Dec 19, 2016 rated it really liked it
Very sweet Chanukah story that doesn't rehash the Maccabee history like so many others. I liked this one a lot.
Holiday: Hanukkah

Acts of kindness are repaid in miracles for a family celebrating Hanukkah

Contains the story of the first Hanukkah, a recipe for latkes, and directions to play dreidel
Dec 03, 2012 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: kids
This is a very sweet picture book to read during Hanukkah.
Apr 21, 2010 added it
This is a book that talks about Hanukkah and what you eat during Hanukkah. This is a good book to use if you are discussing different holidays in your classroom.
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