Theodore Bikel's The city of light

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Theodore Bikel's The city of light
Call No: J 940.53161 B58t

Call NumberJ 940.53161 B58t
Dates[2019]; ©2019
Statement of ResponsibilityTheodore Bikel & Aimee Ginsburg Bikel ; illustrations by Noah Phillips.
Creators & ContributorsBikel, Theodore (author)
Bikel, Aimee Ginsburg (contributor)
Phillips, Noah (illustrator)
Bikel, Theodore (subject)
Summary"A young Jewish boy strolls through Vienna and witnesses acts of anti-Semitism during the Jewish holiday of Hanukkah. At night he dreams of a superhero, Judah Maccabee, who appears to defend Vienna's Jews. When he awakes, he knows there will be no Maccabean rescue and he weeps. Years pass, the boy, now an old man, returns to Vienna and sees the Jewish community and the Temple have been restored. He looks for the eternal light in his Temple and can't find it. Then suddenly it becomes clear to him: The light was there all the time; it was in his own heart." —Publisher
Physical Description 62 pages : illustrations (some colour) ; 16 x 22 cm
Carrier Typevolume
PublisherWashington, DC : MomentBooks ; Simsbury, CT : Mandel Vilar Press
  • "An expanded, illustrated version of the story originally published in Moment Magazine, December 2014" —Title page verso
  • Includes a Yiddish glossary, recipe for "Oma's Honey Cake (Lekach)" and a Hanukkah song ("Little Candle Fires")
AudiencePublisher recommendation: Age 10 and up
RecognitionGifted in 2020 by Shannon LaBelle & Kevin Forbes
Location in CollectionNew Library Items