Wednesday, December 8, 2010
The Trees of the Dancing Goats
As Hanukkah draws to a close, I'd like to share with you a heartwarming tale of friendship called The Trees of the Dancing Goats by Patricia Polacco. When I first picked up this book, I wondered what-in-the-world dancing goats meant. Not only does Polacco captivate her audience with her rich storytelling, she captivates readers with her title!
Just as Hanukkah marks a time of celebrating miracles, Polacco draws from her memory when her own family created a miracle for their neighbors. Read how Trisha and Richard, Babushka, Grandpa, and Momma excitedly and sacrificially bless their neighbors in time of sickness, bringing together two faith celebrations: Hanukkah and Christmas. And discover the secret behind the trees of the dancing goats!