A Dragon for Hanukkah (Hardcover)

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Just in time for the holiday season, New York Times bestselling author Sarah Mlynowski makes her dazzling picture-book debut with this warm-hearted, magical, funny, and inventive story that celebrates Hanukkah and the power of a child's imagination, with rich, vivid art by Ariel Landy.

On the first night of Hanukkah, my parents gave me a dragon...

Come celebrate the Festival of Lights with Hannah as she receives eight magical presents -- one for each night. There's a playful dragon, a gleaming treasure chest, some rowdy unicorns... and more. But are the gifts what they seem to be? When Hannah gathers with family and friends to light the menorah, she'll discover the true magic of Hanukkah.

From New York Times bestselling author Sarah Mlynowski comes this dazzling, warmhearted, and richly imagined story that is destined to become a new holiday classic.

About the Author

Sarah Mlynowski is the New York Times bestselling author of the Whatever After series, the Magic in Manhattan series, Best Wishes, Gimme a Call, and a bunch of other books for teens and tweens, including the Upside-Down Magic series, which she cowrites with Lauren Myracle and Emily Jenkins and which was adapted into a movie for the Disney Channel. Originally from Montreal, Sarah now lives in Los Angeles with her family. Visit Sarah online at sarahm.com and find her on Instagram, Facebook, and X at @sarahmlynowski.
Ariel Landy has been illustrating her whole life, starting with crayon portraits of her cats, dogs, and hamsters. She is the illustrator of the Good Dog series and picture books such as Gitty and Kvetch. Originally from Boston, she currently lives in the south of France with her family. Her favorite Hanukkah song is "I Have a Little Dreidel". Visit her online at ariellandyart.com.

Praise For…

Praise for A Dragon for Hanukkah:

"A smile on every page. This is the most joyful Hanukkah picture book I have ever read." -- Emily Jenkins, author of the Sydney Taylor Award-winning All-of-a-Kind Family Hanukkah

"I love, loved this book! A Dragon for Hanukkah is a magical celebration of family, friends, and the gifts of imagination, with a lovely surprise twist." -- Alan Silberberg, author of Meet the Latkes

"The joyful Jewish book we all need. A wonderful blend of Jewish celebration, values, fantasy, with a sprinkle of history on top!" -- Liz Kleinrock, co-author of Eyes That Weave The World's Wonders

"This delightful, brightly colored celebration of Hanukkah will bring joy to kids during the holiday. There are so many fun elements like unicorns, a rainbow, and even a merry-go-round. And there's a lovable dragon named Nerry! Not your everyday fare found in any other picture books about Hanukkah. A great book for any child celebrating the eight days of this important Jewish holiday." -- Laura Numeroff, #1 New York Times bestselling author of If You Give a Mouse a Cookie

Praise for Whatever After:

"An uproariously funny read. The swift pace of the tale and non-stop action... will enchant readers from the first page." -- Kirkus Reviews

"Hilarious... with unexpected plot twists and plenty of girl power." -- Booklist

"Giddy, fizzy, hilarious fun!" -- Lauren Myracle, author of Luv Ya Bunches

"Tons of fractured fairy tale fun!" -- Meg Cabot, author of Allie Finkle's Rules for Girls and The Princess Diaries

"The feminist in me adored it, and the mother in me loved how my daughter would long to cuddle in close as we read together." -- Danielle Herzog, blogging for The Washington Post

Product Details
ISBN: 9781338897524
ISBN-10: 1338897527
Publisher: Orchard Books
Publication Date: September 3rd, 2024
Pages: 40
Language: English