A Donut in Time: A Hanukkah Story

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Price
$16.95  $15.76
Publisher
Apples & Honey Press
Publish Date
Pages
136
Dimensions
5.3 X 7.6 X 0.5 inches | 0.48 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9781681155883

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About the Author
Elana Rubinstein is the author of the Saralee Siegal chapter book series, including Once Upon an Apple Cake, A National Jewish Book Award Finalist; Starlight Soup; A Donut in Time; and The Royal Recipe. She is an early childhood educator living in Los Angeles, California
Reviews
In this third book in the "-Saralee Siegel" series, Saralee
discovers a new facet to her superpowered nose.
It is -Hanukkah at the Siegel
House Restaurant, and -Saralee is stunned to learn that she is not the only one
in her family with a super-nose. Her great-grandmother Gigi, the fierce and
independent woman who started the family -restaurant, also had a -super-nose.
When Saralee recreates Gigi's -donut recipe, the smells lead her through a
portal and face-to-face with a young Gigi. To Saralee's surprise, Gigi is
embarrassed by her super-nose and isn't the confident and strong woman Saralee
was expecting. She tries to help Gigi become the successful restaurant owner
she was meant to be -before Saralee's whole world is changed. The pacing and
the text of the story are perfect for readers who are new to chapter books.
Jewish culture and the celebration of -Hanukkah are woven seamlessly into the
story.
The black-and-white illustrations that are peppered throughout enhance
the story. The text does not define many of the physical characteristics of the
characters; within the illustrations all but one minor character are depicted as
white. -VERDICT A sweet story celebrating Jewish culture and sprinkled with a little bit of
magic. -V. Lynn Christiansen, School Library Journal

In the third book of this amus-ing series, pro-tag-o-nist
Sar-alee Siegel uses the mag-i-cal pow-er of her super nose to trav-el back in
time.
There, she meets her great-grand-moth-er, Gigi, and encour-ages her to
fol-low her dream of found-ing a restau-rant. Sar-alee uses the scent of
Gigi's aro-mat-ic Hanukkah donuts as the por-tal for her trip to the past. When
Gigi's courage begins to wane, and her resolve to start a restau-rant buck-les
under a lack of sup-port, Sar-alee reminds her great-grand-moth-er that
her choic-es will affect the future of her family. A fun, deli-cious romp through the past and the
present, A Donut in Time is a charm-ing read, instill-ing
in a sweet hol-i-day tale the mes-sage that some chal-lenges are worth
pursuing. --Michal Malen, Jewish Book Council