Queen of the Hanukkah Dosas (Hardcover)

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By Pamela Ehrenberg, Anjan Sarkar (Illustrator)
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A sweet story of a big brother, an over-active little sister, and tasty holiday treats! Celebrating the melding of family traditions and full of cute, colorful drawings, this book has the great trio: family, faith and food!

— Leah Moore


In this sweet and humorous picture book, Queen of the Hanukkah Dosas, a multi-cultural family (Mom's Indian; Dad's Jewish) celebrate Hanukkah while incorporating traditional Indian food.

Instead of latkes, this family celebrates Hanukkah with tasty Indian dosas. To her brother's chagrin, little Sadie won't stop climbing on everything both at home and at the Indian grocery store, even while preparing the dosas. As the family puts the finishing touches on their holiday preparations, they accidentally get locked out of the house. Sadie and her climbing skills just may be exactly what is needed to save the day.

About the Author

In addition to Queen of the Hanukkah Dosas, Pamela Ehrenberg is the author of the young readers novels Ethan, Suspended and Tillmon County Fire. She now lives in Washington, DC, where she works at the National Association for the Education of Young Children and lives with her daughter and son near the National Zoo.

Anjan Sarkar was born in the UK and his heritage is mixed British and Indian. Anjan has created work for children’s books, animation, and advertising. Anjan works from a little studio in his home in Sheffield, England. He lives with his wife and two young children. Anjan is the illustrator of Pamela Ehrenberg's Queen of the Hanukkah Dosas.

Praise For…

"The illustrations are bright and cheerful with endpapers that are a mouthwatering display of ingredients for Indian food. A delightful culinary adventure celebrates traditional Indian food as part of a Jewish holiday." —Kirkus

"...there’s something comforting about the steady step-by-step trajectory of the text and Sarkar’s stylish cartooning. Readers will also appreciate how the narrator turns a customized version of “I Have a Little Dreidel” (“I have a little dosa...”) into a sister-wrangling tool." —Publishers Weekly

"Sarkar’s vibrant illustrations focus on the entire family—mom, dad, kids,
amma-amma—and work with Ehrenberg’s accessible text to highlight Jewish and
Indian cultures." —The Horn Book Magazine

Product Details
ISBN: 9780374304447
ISBN-10: 0374304440
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
Publication Date: October 10th, 2017
Pages: 40
Language: English
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