Dear Santa, Love, Rachel Rosenstein

byAmanda Peet, Andrea TroyerIllustratorChristine Davenier

Picture Books | October 20, 2015

Dear Santa, Love, Rachel Rosenstein by Amanda Peet
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For anyone who's ever asked "Why can't we have a Christmas tree?" comes a lighthearted story about being Jewish during the holiday seasonby actress Amanda Peet!

Rachel Rosenstein is determined to celebrate Christmas this year—and the fact that her family is Jewish is not going to stop her. In a series of hilarious and heartwarming mishaps, Rachel writes a letter to Santa explaining her cause, pays him a visit at the mall, and covertly decorates her house on Christmas Eve (right down to latkes for Santa and his reindeer). And while Rachel may wrestle with her culture, customs, and love of sparkly Christmas ornaments, she also comes away with a brighter understanding of her own identity and of the gift of friends and family.

Inspired by actress Amanda Peet's experience with her own children, Dear Santa, Love, Rachel Rosenstein is sure to be a new holiday classic!

"Will help introduce young readers to other cultures while allowing them to preserve the magic of their own."Booklist

"Actress Peet and her friend/coauthor Troyer, both newcomers to children’s books, handle Rachel’s obsession and her family’s strong sense of religious identity with equal empathy and humor."Publishers Weekly

"There’s lots of humor in the text and in the lively, scribbly, colorful illustrations. But the authors wisely don’t gloss over Rachel’s feelings—which can be common for anyone who doesn’t celebrate Christmas that time of year, a notion that steers the text toward a happy, multi-culti ending."The Horn Book

AMANDA PEET is an actress, playwright, and the author of Dear Santa, Love Rachel Rosenstein, which she co-wrote with Andrea Troyer. She has appeared in numerous films, including Please Give, Syriana, Igby Goes Down, and The Whole Nine Yards. Her TV credits include Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip and HBO's Togetherness. She lives in Los A...
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Title:Dear Santa, Love, Rachel RosensteinFormat:Picture BooksProduct dimensions:40 pages, 9.75 X 9.75 X 0.32 inShipping dimensions:40 pages, 9.75 X 9.75 X 0.32 inPublished:October 20, 2015Publisher:Random House Children's BooksLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0553510614

ISBN - 13:9780553510614

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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