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Night Lights
A Sukkot Story
Illustrated by Louise August
Published by Gulliver Books/Harcourt Brace, 1995
ISBN: 0152005366; Hardcover
Reading level: Ages 3 to 8

It's night. It's dark. And Daniel is frightened. He and his sister Naomi are all alone in the sukkah, the hut their family built for Sukkot, a Jewish harvest festival. There's nowhere in the hut to plug in a night light. Suddenly Daniel and Naomi hear a noise. Is it a wolf? A monster? Or worse?

Night Lights

Daniel wants to go inside the house, where it's safe. But then Naomi has an idea that comforts them both and helps them remember their ancestors in a very special way.
"An appealing story that entwines childhood fears with a faithful observance of religious tradition." --Booklist
The title Night Lights is out of print in this edition. It is available with the same text but different illustrations from URJ Press. Please see this page with the more recently published entry for this title.


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