A BOX OF CANDLES
Honesdale, PA : Boyds Mills
IL K-3, RL 3.0
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her grandmother gives her a box of candles for her seventh birthday, Ruthie
feels so grown up. She will be able to light one candle on each Shabbat
and on each of the Jewish holidays throughout the year. When the
box is empty, she will be eight. She is so excited about this.
But as the year goes by, Ruthie becomes upset about the neighbor, Mr. Adler,
celebrating the holidays with her family. She has always had Grandma
Gussie all to herself, but now Mr. Adler is taking more and more of Grandma
Gussie's time. What is a little girl to do?
Fasts and feasts -- Judaism -- Fiction.
Grandmothers -- Fiction.
Jews -- United States -- Fiction.
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