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STAFF PICK OF THE MONTH
THE TREES OF THE DANCING GOATS
by Patricia Polacco
While Trisha, a young Jewish girl, and her Russian American family are busy making preparations for the eight days of Hanukkah, most of the neighbors in their small Michigan farm community are getting ready to celebrate Christmas. But this year many of their close neighbors have been stricken with scarlet fever. How can Trisha’s family enjoy their Hanukkah festivities while their friends are too ill to even put up a Christmas tree? Trisha’s grandparents come up with a wonderful plan to help make Christmas special for their sick neighbors.
Based upon a long cherished memory from the author’s childhood, this is one of my favorite holiday books. It’s a wonderful story of people from different faith traditions celebrating together and reveals the true holiday miracles of giving and friendship.
Christmas E Fiction
Recommended by Mr. Gregg
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Staff Picks - These are some books recommended by our Children's staff. Included are some of the newer titles at the Olathe Public Library.
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