Lynn Taylor Gordon
Wednesday, November 22 • 11:30 am
Gracie’s Night: A Hanukkah Story
Gracie and her father don’t have money for luxuries but Gracie takes a job at Macy’s shortly before Hanukkah so she can buy her father some special gifts. On the way home, she passes a homeless man huddled inside a large carton and Gracie quietly leaves him the gifts of warm scarves, gloves, sweaters and boots knowing that he needs them more than her father does. She knows that her father will understand and be very proud of what she has done and she knows he will enjoy the homemade gift she substitutes in an even more special way. Told in rhyme, accompanied by large brightly colored double page spreads which evoke bygone New York City, and with an added suggestion for children to give up one Hanukkah gift to help someone in need, this sweet story teaches a gentle lesson and is recommended for ages 6 – 11.
About the Author:
Lynn has spent much of the last five years creating Gracie’s Passover Surprise, her second Gracie book. Living in southern New Jersey with her husband and fur kids, she is looking forward to creating fun, new characters for future books; and may even try her hand in writing for young adult readers.