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How I Saved Hanukkah

By: Amy Goldman Koss

Contemporary Fiction

Marla may be Jewish, but she wants to make Christmas decorations just like everyone else in her fourth grade class. Her family hardly even celebrates Hanukkah! What’s so great about being Jewish, anyway?

Ages: 9+

88 pages

Penguin Random House

Average Rating: (34 Ratings)

Great!
Submitted 5/4/2020 by Starflight

I loved this book!

This book taught me more about Jewish holidays, rituals, and even food.

This book actually wasn't that bad!

Really cute book
Submitted 5/1/2020 by Jewelsrawesome

Thumbs up!

This book made me think more about being Jewish.

Really cute book - Marla is the only Jewish person in her class and she wishes she could celebrate Christmas, too. But she learns her lesson at her Chanukah party...

Not very good
Submitted 3/10/2020 by favoritefoodpizza

Don't bother reading this.

awesome
Submitted 2/22/2020 by FlashFast

I loved this book!

This book taught me more about Jewish holidays, rituals, and even food.

Hanukkah is 1 of my favorite holidays

Nope.
Submitted 2/9/2020 by NASA

I would say that, to put it bluntly, this book stinks. It was like 3 pages long and it was really boring. The back blurb was saying that she dances a "wild hora." She did no such thing. She and her mom put on music and danced, and that was it. Whatever.

A awesome book to read.
Submitted 2/6/2020 by MissAmerica

I loved this book!

This book made me think more about being Jewish.

Since I am jewish I really like this book because it talked about Hanukkah my I love how the main character the girl in the story qanted to celebrate Hanukkah more since she was Jewish to celebrate Hanukkah she couldn’t celebrate Christmas so she at least wanted to celebrate Hanukkah more and that is why I love this book I also want to read more books by this author!!

over easy
Submitted 1/30/2020 by Alioop

This book was just OK

This book made me think more about the importance of family.

I wouldn't totally recommend "THIS" book,I like the author but I didn't like that she really wanted to do Christmas over Hanukkah..... I would rate it 2-1/2 honestly.

SUPER AWESOME
Submitted 1/25/2020 by Quaww

Thumbs up!

This book taught me more about Israel.

SUPER DUPER AWESOMENESS IN ONE BOOK

the best book ever
Submitted 1/19/2020 by funsoccer

I loved this book!

This book made me think more about being Jewish.

It was great because they were from two different religions.

awesome and inspiring
Submitted 1/18/2020 by Jewelsrawesome

I loved this book!

This book made me think more about being Jewish.

it may be short but its one of the best books i ever read

SO GREAT!!!
Submitted 1/18/2020 by Gamer0407

I loved this book!

This book made me think more about being Jewish.

This book was so good. So good, that I finished it the day after it came! Can't wait to read my next PJ Our Way book! Great for my first book!

grater
Submitted 12/22/2019 by bigbromy

Thumbs up!

This book made me think more about being Jewish.

its over rated
Submitted 12/4/2019 by jam4sea

This book was just OK

This book made me think more about being Jewish.

is long and boring

...
Submitted 12/3/2019 by penguin4

This book was just OK

Um.. this is pjourway. I thought it was supposed to be about being Jewish, not Christian

Not the best
Submitted 12/2/2019 by supergirl2007

This book was just OK

It was boring 😴

this book makes me think if my own Hanukka.
Submitted 5/10/2019 by candylover

I loved this book!

This book made me think more about being Jewish.

Chanuka is my favorite holiday

Good
Submitted 4/9/2019 by Gymnastics7

I would read more books by this author.

This book taught me more about Jewish holidays, rituals, and even food.

Good book

good
Submitted 11/4/2018 by Princesslolly

I liked this book.

This book taught me more about Jewish holidays, rituals, and even food.

good but not the best

Naa
Submitted 9/6/2018 by torahchic

This book was just OK

I did not really like it as much as I thought I would. I like adventure,... and this was not adventurous at all.

It was okay
Submitted 6/16/2018 by 3Catsgirl

I liked this book.

It was a good book but at the same time it could have been better.

boring and bad
Submitted 6/10/2018 by MosheMAN

It was too boring. here should have been more excitement.

This Book Has a Cool Ending
Submitted 4/3/2018 by msm929

Thumbs up!

I really liked the ending of this book. Some of the books from PJ Your Way have sad parts. This one doesn't.

Ok 👌
Submitted 4/2/2018 by Marshmallow10

I liked this book.

This book made me think more about friendship.

It’s a nice book to read after a tiring day.

Very good book
Submitted 4/2/2018 by SlowMo

I liked this book.

This book made me think more about being Jewish.

I liked this book because it related to my own life. I was the only Jewish person in my class in kindergarten through first grade.

OMG DIS WUZ SO AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Submitted 2/27/2018 by Lovekitties

I learned more about Jewish history from this book.

I loved this book! LOL! I like how Marla got her mom to let Lucy stay home from her vacation. #sneaky! I would TOTALLY recommend this book to kids that are 9 to 11 years old. Enjoy reading!

it was long and short at the same time it taught me a lesson
Submitted 2/16/2018 by malkae

This book was just OK

This book taught me more about Jewish holidays, rituals, and even food.

it was a little good

It's okay
Submitted 2/11/2018 by Ahouse

This book was just OK

It made me think about not Jewish things.

Awesome book
Submitted 2/5/2018 by mike8569

Thumbs up!

This book taught me more about Jewish holidays, rituals, and even food.

I loved the concept of this book.

Too Short
Submitted 2/4/2018 by bloom324

This book was just OK

This book made me think more about friendship.

This book has an interesting story but is way too short. It's about a Jewish girl named Marla who wants to learn more about Chanukah and her Jewish heritage. You should read it if you like really short books.

amazing!
Submitted 2/3/2018 by EmmaEMB

I loved this book!

couldn't put it down

Pretty good
Submitted 1/29/2018 by beserrette

I liked this book.

This book made me think more about friendship.

I really like this book but its way to short only 86 pages! Its better for people who like shorter books.

Submitted 12/4/2017 by Sweet Soul

Eh
Submitted 12/2/2017 by AmySLG

This book was just OK

This book made me think more about being Jewish.

I'm Jewish, so I understand. I'm Just not a big fan.

I loved this book!
Submitted 12/1/2017 by NationalDT

I loved this book because it is about making your traditions special and being true to your friends.
I would lend it to a Jewish friend because they know how the character in this book feels. I would also lend it to people who are not Jewish so they could learn a bit more about how it feels to be the only Jewish person in your class, and a bit more about the story of Hanukkah.
By Claire, Kid Advisory Committee

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Amy Goldman Koss

Amy Goldman Koss lives in California with her husband, two kids, a big black dog, a miniature rabbit, two turtles, a goldfish, and two weekend rats. She writes in a studio in the yard, where she hangs out with her dog and rabbit. Sometimes she writes all day and night. She was inspired to write How I Saved Hanukkah after her daughter was the only kid in the class to be given Hanukkah colors for an art project.

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