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Book Review

Reviewed by: Sandy Shaffer

One Yellow Daffodil: A Hanukkah Story by David A. Adler

Illustrator: Lloyd Bloom

Published by Gulliver Books, Harcourt Brace & Company

Age level: 3rd through 6th graders


This book speaks mildly about the Holocaust as to show the pain that it had on one particular survivor, Morris. The effect of the Holocaust on Morris’s life caused him to stop practicing the Jewish holidays and rituals that he once had done as a child. A Jewish family befriends Morris and aids him in coping with the past and also helps him to see the reality of the present. A very moving story of friendship and love for one another. The illustrations are also exceptional.


This story would best be used as a tool to explain a bit about the Holocaust from the teacher to the students. It is mild enough to be appropriate for school aged children, yet deep enough to introduce the topic of the Holocaust to students.


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