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The Golden Dreidel

By: Ellen Kushner

Fantasy

Sara’s in big trouble for ruining the family Hanukkah party, but her troubles have only just begun. Can she find a way to defeat the Demon King and restore the Dreidel Princess to her throne?

Ages: 9+

116 pages

Charlesbridge

Average Rating: (57 Ratings)

one of the best books I ever read
Submitted 6/2/2020 by artlover15

I loved this book!

This book made me think more about friendship.

I love this book sooooooo much it is so creative and it made me feel like I was there in the book as I was reading. I was actually sad when the book was over

it was fascinating
Submitted 6/1/2020 by BigBro1

Thumbs up!

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

It was magical experience.

Sooooooooo bad
Submitted 5/5/2020 by lunawolf10

This book was really boring. It had a really uneventful storyline and no climax. A lot of it was also really weird and confusing. I would not recommend this to ANYONE.

Beyond AWESOME!!! 😎
Submitted 5/3/2020 by PusheenUnicorn

I loved this book!

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

Read it! I repeat, read it! It’s super amazing and adventurous and just the kind of book everyone would read. I really recommend it!

Amazing!!✔😃
Submitted 4/8/2020 by Minecraft20

Thumbs up!

This book made me think more about friendship.

I loved the riddles by the Fool. I also loved the Golden Dreidel Girl. She was pretty.

so mysterious and adventurous
Submitted 4/8/2020 by Pmh24

I loved this book!

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

best book ever. loved it!!!!! other people should read this

OK book
Submitted 4/6/2020 by chilada

This book was OK. I didn't really understand parts of it and the plot was poor. It wasn't terrible, but I wouldn't choose this book.

I don't know......
Submitted 4/3/2020 by Kittycorn0227

This book was just OK

I think that if you don't have anything to read, this is OK. It's....fine.Its probably less than I expected. The riddles were the the highlight and it wasn't very structured

BEST BOOK EVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Submitted 4/2/2020 by Kittybunny

I loved this book!

This book was so good!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

if you like adventure this is for you
Submitted 4/2/2020 by Indy

I loved this book!

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

it taught me that all the bracha is like a big big tree

blah!
Submitted 3/17/2020 by happygirl89

This book was just OK

This book made me think more about being Jewish.

This story was pretty bad. It had a bad plot, and I stopped for about a month in the middle, and didn't read for a while because even though I was occupied with other books, it didn't have a story good enough to draw me back in. This book was okay, but it was also a little too beginner and boring. I had expected better. The riddles told by one of the characters was pretty cool though.

This book is so amazing!
Submitted 3/8/2020 by Wonkish

I loved this book!

I learned more about Jewish history from this book.

This book can get you very hooked. I love this book so so so much!

Great book!
Submitted 3/7/2020 by SportsFan4

I would read more books by this author.

This book made me think more about being Jewish.

I didn't like this story - I loved it! I highly recommend it.

Good!
Submitted 3/5/2020 by Dance23

I liked this book.

This book made me think more about friendship.

It is good. I thought it was kind of short but it was really good.

Submitted 3/4/2020 by 2bgreat

I would give this book more than 5 stars. I have many favorite books but this is one of the best.

A good read!
Submitted 3/3/2020 by Ditto

I loved this book!

fun riddles.

Meh
Submitted 3/3/2020 by sargeantP

This book was just OK

This book made me think more about being Jewish.

It was ok 👌. It really shows that even if you don’t celebrate Christmas you can still have a great holiday

good book
Submitted 3/3/2020 by msonic

I loved this book!

This book made me think more about friendship.

friendship is great.

SO GOOD!!!!
Submitted 2/17/2020 by Kittycat0205

I loved this book!

This was such a good book! I loved it when they chose the Golden Dreidel. I also loved it when Sara traveled to another world!

I wish I could go to another world!
Submitted 2/13/2020 by FunArt

I loved this book!

This book made me think more about friendship.

A exciting book that shows that you should be thankful for any present you get, because it might just be that you are helping others without knowing it !

Amazing 🤩
Submitted 2/12/2020 by MinnieGiraffe

I liked this book.

This book made me think more about being Jewish.

The book was great but I wouldn’t recommend it to very fast readers because it only has 117
pages that are not the pages that actually have a story on them!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

It was a really good book!
Submitted 2/9/2020 by sam2010

I would read more books by this author.

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

This book inspired me to play dreidel with my family during Hanukkah. I also love how the main character entered a new dimension and meets interesting characters.

It was ok.
Submitted 2/9/2020 by Moshkid

I liked this book.

It was a good, creative book albeit short.

the golden dreidel
Submitted 2/8/2020 by atergn

Thumbs up!

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

i really liked this book it was cool how sara had to save the golden dreidel while meeting new people. this book made me feel more confident. you can do anything if you put your heart to it.

good book, not the best though
Submitted 2/8/2020 by DrGary

This book was just OK

This book made me think more about friendship.

It was kind of boring in some parts, and some parts went by really slowly and some parts went really quickly. I might recommend this book to people who like happy endings.

I Think that this book is Great, awesome, and amazing!
Submitted 2/6/2020 by MissAmerica

I would read more books by this author.

This book made me think more about being Jewish.

I can relate to the book the golden dreidel it is sort of like at home when I play dreidel with my little brother and he cheats I feel exactly like the girl in this book and since I’m also Christian , I can know who King Solomon is in real life. Bye -bye. :)

this was an ok book
Submitted 2/6/2020 by RainbowLady

I liked this book.

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

this book was really good but I knew what was going to happen so there was no fun but if you are looking for a good friendship story this is a really good choice

BORING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Submitted 2/4/2020 by Oxy

makes no sense.........................
Submitted 2/2/2020 by gigglemonkey

I personally do not care for this because it makes no sense and has no purpose................ so whatever I just don't recommend this to anyone.

for kids under ten
Submitted 2/2/2020 by LunaGranger

This book was just OK

I am almost 12 and I found this book a little easy. My 9 year old sister liked it though.

READ THIS BOOK!
Submitted 1/28/2020 by Guineapiglover

I loved this book!

This book made me think more about friendship.

READ THIS BOOK!! This is a really good! I don't usually read chapter books, I mostly read comics, BUT this book made me change my opinion about chapter books! It's a great adventure and is really interesting. I hope you like this book as much as I did :D.

Very Good
Submitted 1/9/2020 by pandadancer

I liked this book.

This book made me think more about friendship.

This book made me smile because of the jokes and riddles.

ok
Submitted 1/9/2020 by maxdash123

This book was just OK

It was ok. A little short and I feel like it needed more detail and less getting lost. And it was a Cliff hanger It was a little funny with the riddles and all but I wouldn't recommend it to people who like lots of adventure, I don't think you will like it. And once again it needs to be a little more interesting.

adventure
Submitted 1/8/2020 by Pmh24

I loved this book!

This book made me think more about friendship.

very adventurous. love it

Nice plot, maybe some more challenges?
Submitted 1/7/2020 by LionKoala9

This book was just OK

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

It may have over a hundred pages, by there is big font and it is a very quick read. I felt like a lot of the stuff came easily and it’s more like a short story than a book.😕

pretty good
Submitted 1/6/2020 by Muffink

I liked this book.

3 1/2 stars. pretty good, but not the best plot or character development.

the golden dreidel
Submitted 1/6/2020 by Bracha770

I loved this book!

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

I am so lucky to be a part of this.

I loved this book!
Submitted 1/6/2020 by TBHomeschool

Thumbs up!

This book made me think more about friendship.

I loved reading this book! I could read it again and again! I told the riddles in the book to my dad and her never got them! I read the beginning one night than the next night I read the rest! I that ( if you haven't ) you should read this book! It's one of the best books I've read! on a scale from one to ten I give it an eleven!

awesome book
Submitted 1/5/2020 by Balletgirl211

I loved this book!

This book made me think more about being Jewish.

this is an amazing book!!

A very easy read
Submitted 1/5/2020 by LHedgehog

At first we thought this was going to be an allegory for The Nutcracker, and it was, a bit. It was an okay story- interesting but a bit all over the place. It was a very simplistic read- the seven year old could read it (It was a choice for the ten year old).

awesome
Submitted 1/4/2020 by Wonkish

I loved this book!

This book made me think more about friendship.

Pretty Interesting!! I would pick to read it again!!!!!
Submitted 1/4/2020 by DaBroMan

Thumbs up!

This book made me think more about being Jewish.

This book has a very happy ending! Strong emotions, and very many riddles. If you like riddles you should read it! It is a book that teaches Hebrew. This book touched my heart. I can give you small sobs after you read it.

Boring, confusing, and short
Submitted 1/4/2020 by lovefish899

I don’t recommend this book

Not what I expected
Submitted 1/3/2020 by snuggle

This book was just OK

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

I can relate to the main character

Adventurous and fun!
Submitted 1/3/2020 by KidWizard

Thumbs up!

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

It was interesting and fun. I liked the book a lot.

LOVE IT!
Submitted 1/3/2020 by Pilpela

I would read more books by this author.

I finished it super fast. Loved it so much.

So cute
Submitted 1/2/2020 by echubin

I loved this book!

This book is really good for kids with good imagination. I loved. you will love it, we all love it.
Three words for you: READ. THIS. BOOK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

perfect i love it
Submitted 1/1/2020 by AnimalCrazy

I loved this book!

This book made me think more about friendship.

i loved this book so much i love all pj our ways books i dont know why some people 4 stars 123000000000 stars

This book was amazing I loved it so much it made me want to keep reading it but sense I finished it now I want like a series that is how much I love it
Submitted 12/20/2019 by PusheenUnicorn

The Golden Dreidel
Submitted 12/18/2019 by lightandjoy

I would read more books by this author.

This is my favorite book so far! I read this book in one sitting! It's a very thin book, but it's a book you don't want to put down until you are totally done reading it. After I read this book I felt like under neath the story it could teach you something but that you would have to search for it. The Author did a very good job with writing this book.

Really Good
Submitted 12/17/2019 by Ilikebigwords

I loved this book!

You should definitely read this book! I didn’t really like the first part because it had some things to do with arguing between siblings over something that an adult should have stepped in and said something except there might not have been any other way for the writer to make it possible to go into another world. Once you get going, this book is really good! It combines classic Fairy Tale structure with a Chanukah story & I absolutely loved it!

The best
Submitted 12/3/2019 by GatorJimenez

I loved this book!

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

IT WAS THE BEST!!!!!!!

The best
Submitted 12/3/2019 by GatorJimenez

I loved this book!

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

IT WAS THE BEST!!!!!!!

Just Awesome!
Submitted 11/10/2019 by MiamiTeva

I loved this book!

Very interesting and fun book!

cool beans :)
Submitted 11/4/2019 by yellowmonkey

I loved this book!

This book made me think more about friendship.

it was cool

Amazing
Submitted 11/1/2019 by readaholic

I liked this book.

This book is good for anyone who loves to read fantasy and I highly recommend it.

A Cute Story!
Submitted 11/1/2019 by NationalDesignTeam

If you like fantasy books that have a good ending, then this book is for you! All of the characters are funny and lovable, and it's a really good read. I could relate to the family holiday scenes a lot, and I really enjoyed the riddles too!

- Ariel, National Design Team

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Ellen Kushner

Author of The Golden Dreidel

Ellen Kushner is not only a writer, but she’s also a radio host and actress. In fact, The Golden Dreidel was made into a play and performed before sold-out audiences in New York City, with Ellen in the role of the magical Tante Miriam.

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