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K. Wendy Popp

Forfatter af One Candle

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One Candle (2002) — Illustrator — 425 eksemplarer, 12 anmeldelser

Associated Works

Sister Anne's Hands (Picture Puffins) (1998) — Illustrator — 333 eksemplarer, 23 anmeldelser
Where the Sunrise Begins (2010) — Illustrator — 47 eksemplarer, 3 anmeldelser

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For one family the traditional Hanukkah celebration has a deeper meaning. Amidst the food and the festivities, Grandma and Great-Aunt Rose begin their story -- the one they tell each year. They pass on to each generation a tale of perseverance during the darkest hours of the Holocaust, and the strength it took to continue to honor Hanukkah in the only way they could. Their story reaffirms the values of tradition and family, but also shows us that by continuing to honor the tragedies and the triumphs of the past there will always be hope for the future.… (mere)
 
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Quilt18 | 11 andre anmeldelser | Oct 24, 2023 |
Don't read in ECP
 
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oakgroveecp | 11 andre anmeldelser | Oct 22, 2018 |
This book is perhaps one of the best books I've ever all semester. The tone and word choice of the author really emits emotion and softness. There is foreshadow early in the story when Great Aunt Rose was crying. The girl's grandma recalls her time at the concentration camp at Buchenwald in Germany. The horror stories are retold in a way that children can understand. It is a family tradition using a hollow potato to light for Hannukah because it correlates with the Grandma's history. Great Aunt Rose's hysterical reaction really lets readers understand the severity of it. Rose had no courage to give to her sister but "You held me up," Grandma said. The raw potato was more delicious than candy, let's us know that they were starved and always hungry. I loved how the illustrator placed the potato next to the menorah. "The candle light lifted to the stars and in that moment we were also lifted to the stars." Such a beautiful way to end the story with hope and kindness.… (mere)
 
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mskathyphan | 11 andre anmeldelser | Sep 30, 2018 |
Heartwarming.
 
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engpunk77 | 11 andre anmeldelser | Aug 10, 2015 |

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Medlemmer
425
Popularitet
#57,429
Vurdering
½ 4.4
Anmeldelser
12
ISBN
8

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