Children’s Book Review: Hanukkah Moon
When Isobel is invited to Aunt Luisa’s for Hanukkah, she’s not sure what to expect. Aunt Luisa has recently arrived from Mexico. “At Aunt Luisa’s you’ll get to celebrate the Hanukkah Moon,” Isobel’s father promises. Isobel’s days at Aunt Luisa’s are filled with fun and surprises – a new camera, a dreidel pinata filled with sweets, and a mysterious late night visit to welcome the luna nueva, the new moon that appears on Hanukkah.
An unusual Hanukkah story with a multi-cultural focus, this title celebrates a little-known custom of the Latin-Jewish community.
“…this book will give young readers another perspective on ways that Jews from other countries and traditions celebrate familiar holidays….A rare and worthy choice that will enhance most collections.” -School Library Journal
“Mosz’s whimsical Chagall-style illustrations…in combinations of purple and gold hues add a Latino flavor to this gentle and warmhearted story offering a new perspective on an age-old Jewish holiday.” -Kirkus Reviews
“[The] pick of the season, Hanukkah Moon shines with warmth and will draw in anyone who loves children or has ever been one.” -World Jewish Digest