by Barbara Bietz
illustrated by Anita White
“I didn’t remember everything about the Hanukkah story,
but I was pretty sure Judah Maccabee didn’t play soccer.”
✡ 2012 PJ Library pick
✡ 2006 Midwest Book Award Merit Winner
Barbara Bietz has chaired and served on the Sydney Taylor Book Award Committee and maintains a blog dedicated to Jewish books for children at BarbaraBBookBlog.Blogspot.com. A freelance writer, book reviewer, and member of SCBWI, she also conducts writer’s workshops for children and adults. She lives in Oak Park, California. You can learn more about her at www.BarbaraBietz.com.