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The Stone Lamp

The Stone Lamp

by Karen Hesse Illustrated by Brian Pinkney
In a series of eight powerful and evocative free-verse poems, Newbery Award winner Karen Hesse captures this resilient spirit of the Jewish people over hardship and horror, through the voices of eight children at Hanukkah. Full color.
Ages
11, 12, 9, 10
Interest Level
Grades 4 - 7
Grade Level Equivalent
6.6
Publisher
Hyperion Books for Children
Number of Pages
36
Genre
Historical Fiction, Poetry and Rhymes

About the Author and Illustrator

Karen Hesse Karen Hesse lives in Vermont with her husband and two teen-aged daughters. Her book Out of the Dust was awarded the Newbery Medal for 1998.
Brian Pinkney Acclaimed artist Brian Pinkney is the illustrator of several highly-praised picture books including The Faithful Friend, In the Time of the Drums, and Duke Ellington. He is a graduate of the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and holds a master's degree in illustration from the School of Visual Arts in New York City. He lives in Brooklyn, New York with his wife Andrea, with whom he often collaborates, and his two children.

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