So what if Jonathan is Jewish and Jason is Greek — who says they can’t be best friends?
Ages 9+
Pages 126
Publisher Behrman House
Coming Nov 2023
PJ Our Way Author Incentive Award Winner

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240 Reviews

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I liked this book.

Review by Kate

It’s a quick read which is nice, it shows the true meaning of friendship, teaches history, and is funny. It was great and educational!

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Exciting, thrilling, and engaging.

Review by Hudson

This book will tell readers about the Hannukah story from 2 children's point of view. The best part of this book is that it is a graphic novel so you can see what is in the author's mind. The illustrations were very colorful and kept me reading.

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Review by funnybone

It wasn't my favorite, but it wasn't that bad either, it's kind've a mix.

Feb 20, 2024 03:01 PM
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Shield of the Maccabees

Review by mandala

I didn't expect to enjoy this book very much, but as they say, 'don't judge a book by its cover.' However, I still ended up judging it (like always) then one day I found myself bored, wishing I had a comic book to read. So I decided to give the book a chance and started reading it. To my surprise, I found myself really into the story and couldn't put it down. Two days later, I finished the book and was pleasantly surprised at how good it was! Totally recommended!!

Feb 07, 2024 08:05 PM
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Review by Penguinsarecute

I liked this book because it brings out the importance of friendship with different people. I would recommend it, but I think that there could be a little bit more detail in the story.

Feb 07, 2024 12:11 PM
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Very Good!!

Review by BookKat12

The book was a little short but a great re-read. I liked the part about the Greek boy going to the Jewish boys house for Shabat.

Feb 03, 2024 10:43 AM
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Love it!!!!

Review by Romeo

Definitely one of my favourite books! I love how it tells the story of the past. It is very interesting and I really recommend reading this book you'll love it.

Feb 02, 2024 09:05 PM