Shmelf the Hanukkah Elf

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Wolfe, Greg

The rich traditions of Hanukkah come to life in this whimsical and magical story that’s perfect for the holiday season.

Shmelf is one of Santa's most important elves—as part of the List Checking department, he makes sure all the good boys and girls get their presents! But when Shmelf discovers that some children are missing from Santa’s list, he goes to investigate.

What Shmelf uncovers is Hanukkah, a wondrous and joyful holiday that Jewish families celebrate each year. As Shmelf observes a family lighting the menorah, playing dreidel, and hearing the Hanukkah story, he sees how special the traditions of the holiday truly are, and he wants to be a part of it! Luckily, Santa might just have a special role in mind for Shmelf . . .

Brought to life by Howard McWilliam’s delightful illustrations, this offbeat Hanukkah story is told with a perfect blend of humor and heart.