The Trees of the Dancing Goats

byPatricia PolaccoIllustratorPatricia Polacco

October 1, 2000|
The Trees of the Dancing Goats by Patricia Polacco
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Trisha loves the eight days of Hanukkah, when her mother stays home from work, her Babushka makes delicious potato latkes, and her Grampa carves wonderful animals out of wood as gifts for Trisha and her brother. In the middle of her family''s preparation for the festival of lights, Trisha visits her closest neighbors, expecting to find them decorating their house for Christmas. Instead they are all bedridden with scarlet fever. Trisha''s family is one of the few who has been spared from the epidemic. It is difficult for them to enjoy their Hanukkah feast when they know that their neighbors won''t be able to celebrate their holiday. Then Grampa has an inspiration: they will cut down trees, decorate them, and secretly deliver them to the neighbors, "But what can we decorate them with?" Babushka asks. Although it is a sacrifice, Trisha realizes that Grampa''s carved animals are the perfect answer. Soon her living room is filled with trees -- but that is only the first miracle of many during an incredible holiday season.
Based on a long cherished childhood memory, this story celebrates the miracle of true friendship.
Patricia Polacco was born in Lansing, Michigan on July 11, 1944. Her and her family lived in Michigan for a while, but after her grandmother died in 1949, the family moved first to Florida and then to California. Polocco attended Oakland Tech High School in Oakland, California before heading off to the California College of Arts and Cr...
Title:The Trees of the Dancing Goats
Product dimensions:32 pages, 11 X 8.5 X 0.1 in
Shipping dimensions:32 pages, 11 X 8.5 X 0.1 in
Published:October 1, 2000
Publisher:Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books
Appropriate for ages:5
ISBN - 13:9780689838576

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