The Golden DreydlEllen Kushner
Illustrated by Ilene Winn-Lederer.
Nun, Gimel, Hey, Shin
Sara finds Chanukah celebrations boring. When her Tante Miriam arrives and gives her a Golden Dreydl, everything changes. The dreydl, an enchanted princess in disguise, takes Sara on a journey to a magical world.
When the princess is taken by the Demon King, who possesses the power of the Tree of Life, it is Sara who must use her wit to save the princess and return her to her parents – King Solomon and the Queen of Sheba.
A delightful holiday tale that weaves together threads of Jewish folklore and tradition with fantasy and humor.
Ellen Kushner is a novelist, performer, and public radio personality. She is a member of Terri Windling’s Endicott Studio for Mythic Arts and co-founder of the Interstitial Arts Foundation. She lives in New York City and travels a lot, giving shows and readings, lecturing and teaching.
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