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Daddy Christmas and Hanukkah Mama

By: Selina Alko
Formats: Hardcover, eBook
Imprint: Knopf Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 9780375860935
2012-09-11 - $16.99

I am a mix of two traditions.
From Daddy Christmas and Hanukkah Mama.
How lucky am I?


Holiday time at Sadie's house means golden gelt sparkling under the Christmas tree, candy canes hanging on eight menorah branches, voices uniting to sing carols about Macabees and the manger, and latkes on the mantel awaiting Santa's arrival.

Selina Alko's joyous celebration of blended families will make the perfect holiday gift for the many Americans who celebrate both Christmas and Hanukkah.

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Click here to download the educator’s guide.