Two boys—one Chinese, one Jewish immigrant whose family escaped Germany before WWII—team up to make the Chinese Moon Festival and the Jewish harvest holiday special for Marcus’s first Sukkot in Shanghai. Cultural heritage information is woven seamlessly into the narrative as the friends play marbles, build a sukkah from bamboo, and march with a paper dragon and lanterns in a parade. The illustrations depict Shanghai and the Jewish community in their historical contexts, but the friendship, and a timeless theme, take center stage. Ages five and up.
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