Gracie’s Night: A Hanukkah Story

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.