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There’s No Such Thing as a Chanukah Bush, Sandy Goldstein

There’s No Such Thing as a Chanukah Bush, Sandy Goldstein
Susan Sussman
Illustrations, Charles Robinson


The tender story of a young Jewish girl at Christmas time. Robin really, really, really wants a Christmas tree but understands  her family does not celebrate Christmas. When classmate Sandy Goldstein gets a Chanukah bush, it only makes Robin's non-Jewish friends ask Robin more questions. With help from her funny, loving grandfather, Robin learns the importance of taking pride in her beliefs -- and the joy of sharing them with others.

*Nominated for the National Jewish Book Award for Children.
*Recommended by the National Conference of Christians and Jews as an ecumenical story promoting brotherhood and understanding, “...warm, humorous, and respectful of various beliefs.”

“A credible treatment of a touchy topic. Every Jewish child who has felt like a stranger in his own country at Christmastime will empathize…”

“Hooray for this long overdue story which pinpoints the left-out feelings of
Jewish children during the Christmas season.”

“Sussman's small narrator Robin relates a tender story about ecumenical fellowship, depicted attractively in Robinson's drawings…. With his wisdom and love, the grandfather widens the child's understanding, as Sussman does for the reader of her endearing story.”
—Publishers Weekly

“It is difficult to be a minority anyway, especially at a time of year when the whole world seems to be celebrating something forbidden to you Chanukah Bush gives new insight into the difference between helping friends celebrate their holiday, and celebrating one of your own.”
—Holiday’s Remembered

“[Chanukah Bush]…should be mandatory for all Jewish children who wonder why they can’t have a Christmas tree and are in the process of dealing with being different in a Christian country. A wonderful story!”
—Baltimore Jewish Tunes

“Robin wants a Christmas tree, even though she’s Jewish. Grandfather helps her to understand that Jews can share other people’s festivals without celebrating them at home. Warm, humorous, and respectful of various beliefs.”
—National Conference of Christians and Jews

“Sussman solves the dilemma of being Jewish in America at Christmas.”
—American Jewish Congress Monthly

“There’s No Such Thing as a Chanukah Bush. Sandy Goldstein goes to the heart of what it often feels like for children to be Jewish at Christmas time.”
—Jewish Heritage


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DVD: https://www.amazon.com/Theres-Thing-Chanukah-Sandy-Goldstein/dp/B000BGH2MM

Books: https://www.amazon.ca/Theres-Such-Thing-Chanukah-Bush/dp/0807578622/ref=tmm_hrd_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr=


Albert Whitman & Co. (Paperback) ISBN: 0-8075-7863-0
Albert Whitman & Co. (Library Binding) ISBN: 0-8075-7862-2 9 (LC83-1291)
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