A Hanukkah Present

A Hanukkah Present

in softcover and for your Kindle, Nook or iPad!

“The villagers of Chelm dreaded Chanukah….”

So begins the story of “The Lethal Latkes” a story described by the New York Times as “…not a murder mystery. It concerns some awful-tasting latkes (potato pancakes) and what you might call another Hanukkah miracle: love.”

Several years ago, when Mark Binder’s book, “A Hanukkah Present” was first released, ebooks were barely an idea. This year, it seems as if electronic readers are on everybody’s gift list, but with so many choices, how can anyone pick something great to read?

A Hanukkah Present! — the award-winning collection of Chelm stories by Mark Binder — is now available for Kindle, iPad and Nook.

A fun to read collection of eleven stories and a novella, the hardcover edition was the finalist for the National Jewish Book Award for Family Literature.

“I wrote this book for the readers of Jewish newspapers,” Mark Binder explained. “They come in all ages — from youngsters to teens to singles to parents to seniors. The stories were written for all the readers — Reform, Conservative, Reconstructionist, Chabad, Orthodox and the unaffiliated. The stories are really meant for everyone of any age, who wants a smile.”

Published over several decades in Jewish newspapers and secular magazines around the world, the book is perfect to read to yourself or aloud with children. It includes a variety of characters from Chelm — Rabbi Kibbitz, Mrs. Chaipul the caterer, Reb Gold the cobbler, and of course, the Schlemiels.

This is the book that finally answers the question, “How did the tradition of giving presents on Hanukkah really start?” 

: Children, Parents, Teachers, Seniors, Grandparents and lovers of stories.
Softcover, 120 Pages, MSRP: $14.95. ebook editions, $7.99.
Available in stores, on Amazon.Com and for Kindle, Kobk, Nook, Android and iPad