Just Enough is Plenty - A Hanukkah Tale
Illustrated by Seymour Chwast
ISBN: 0670818526 hardcover, Viking, 1988
ISBN: 0140507876 paperback, Puffin Books, 1990
Reading Level: Ages 3-8
Malka is worried. Their family has barely enough money to celebrate Hanukkah, yet when a poor peddler comes to the door, he is invited to join their table. Long into the first night of Hanukkah, the peddler tells wonderful stories, sings songs with them and even plays the dreidel game. The next morning he is gone, leaving behind wonderful giftsas if he were the prophet Elijah himself.
Barbara Diamond Goldin says, "As a child, I was told that three of my four grandparents were from the old country. Yet to me, it was just the name of a faraway place. Doing the research for Just Enough Is Plenty, I read all the firsthand accounts of life in Eastern Europe that I could find. It has been almost 30 years since the last of my grandparents from the old country died, and the way they lived before coming to America is only now becoming real to me."
"Each page reflects the vitality of an Eastern European shtetl while communicating the loving spirit implicit in the tales of Sholom Aleichem or the Baal Shem Tov." --Publisher's Weekly
Winner of the National Jewish Book Award
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