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A Hanukkah with Mazel

A Hanukkah with Mazel
Joel Edward Stein By (author)
Elisa Vavouri Illustrated by

Lerner Publishing Group

Limited ***

11.0 X 9.0 in
32 pg

JUVENILE FICTION / Holidays & Celebrations / Hanukkah
JUVENILE FICTION / Art & Architecture


Misha, a poor artist, has no one to celebrate Hanukkah with until he discovers a hungry cat in his barn. The lucky little cat, whom Misha names Mazel, inspires Misha to turn each night of Hanukkah into something special. He doesn't have money for Hanukkah candles, but he can use his artistic skills to bring light to his home—as Mazel brings good luck to his life.


"Hanukkah stories often center around family, but this one cleverly puts a new twist on the meaning of the word. . . . A fresh take on a very old holiday."—Booklist

"A hamish, warm, old-fashioned Hanukkah story."--The Horn Book

Author Bio

Joel Stein is a former staff writer for CTB/McGraw-Hill. A member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators, he lives in Florida with his wife, son, two birds, and a tortoise. His books include A Hanukkah with Mazel, The Pigeon Man, and The Capture of Rafael Ortega.

Elisa Vavouri was born in Athens, Greece. She studied art, graphic design, and painting at the Vakalo Art and Design College in Athens. She has illustrated more than 70 books. She lives in Germany.