A Chanukah Noel

When Charlotte and her family move to France, there is a lot to adjust to. Because she can't speak French, Charlotte is put in the lowest grade, which she doesn't like. And what she dislikes the most is when Colette, a girl in her class, calls her a "foreigner." But the holidays are coming, and Charlotte is fascinated by the preparations being made for Christmas—"Noël" in French. To her disappointment, her mother tells her that this is not for their family, they will have Chanukah instead. But when Charlotte learns that Colette's family will miss Christmas too, not because they are Jewish but because they are poor, she puts aside her hurt feelings and convinces her parents that they should give Christmas to Colette's family, as a gift.

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By Dawn (Calgary, AB, Canada) · ★★★☆☆ · December 17, 2014
This is a wonderful story. There are so many of us who live amongst people who celebrate in different ways. Everyone's traditions are special and it is nice to find ways to be a part of it even if you are not a part of that religion or culture. ...more
By Maquoketa · ★★★☆☆ · October 17, 2014
Watched this book on Tumble Books through our library site. ...more
By S. Todd (Winchester, VA) · ★★★☆☆ · November 30, 2013
An inspiring true story filled with.. "all the joy of Christmas and Chanukah together." Charlotte's family has moved to France where Charlotte is finding it difficult to fit-in. During the holidays she desperately wants to experience both Chanukah and the Joyeux Noel happening all about her. She... ...more
By Amy (The United States) · ★★★★☆ · October 01, 2013
a touching true story about a jewish girls desire to celebrate christmas, and a way is discovered while honoring her and her family's faith. ...more
By Sheri (Vancouver, BC, Canada) · ★★★★☆ · March 24, 2013
This sweet, moving book made me cry. ...more