Marcia Berneger is a retired teacher who lives with her husband and three crazy dogs. She currently teaches Torah school in addition to volunteering in classrooms, libraries and with various fundraisers. She loves the way books teach children how to navigate their world and soar. She lives in San Diego. Beatriz Castro was born in Logroño, La Rioja, Spain. As a little girl, she was always drawing and writing stories. A graduate of the School of Arts of Logroño, her illustrations have appeared on covers and in books produced by a variety of international publishers.
"There are very few easy chapter books with Jewish content. This is
one that will appeal to any reader, Jewish or not, despite a
reference to the Maccabees before their role is fully explained."
-- Association of Jewish Libraries-- (11/12/2019 12:00:00 AM)
"This enchant-i-ng book is illus-trat-ed in a cheer-ful, bright style which adds to the fun. Chil-dren of today will learn that Hanukkah is less about gifts and more about iden-ti-ty, brav-ery, and determination." --Jewish Book Council-- (8/12/2019 12:00:00 AM)
"This exciting retelling of the Hanukkah story should appeal to both Jewish and non-Jewish children."―Kirkus Reviews-- (6/11/2019 12:00:00 AM)