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by Jacqueline Greene,Jennifer Hirsch,Robert Hunt

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Author: Jacqueline Greene,Jennifer Hirsch,Robert Hunt
ISBN: 1593695225
Language: English
Pages: 96 pages
Category: Literature & Fiction
Publisher: American Girl (July 1, 2009)
Rating: 4.7
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Book 4 of 6 in the American Girls Collection - Rebecca, 1914 Series. Ships from and sold by Jazzband Books.

I enjoyed this book and it'd be a great book for a young girl to read to learn more about the Jewish holiday, Hanukkah.

Book 1 of 6 in the American Girls Collection - Rebecca, 1914 Series. I enjoyed this book and it'd be a great book for a young girl to read to learn more about the Jewish holiday, Hanukkah. The author weaves the story of Hanukkah into the story, so like with the other American Girl books, children don't even realize they're learning. In this story, Rebecca also learns that hard work and doing what's right pays off, when she helps crotchety Mr. Rizzo, her buildings janitor when he's in need of a helping hand.

Robert Hunt (Illustrator). Rebecca's six-book set comes in a protective slipcase, and each story reveals more about this lively girl growing up in New York in 1914. They include Meet Rebecca, Rebecca and Ana, Candlelight for Rebecca, Rebecca and the Movies, Rebecca to the Rescue, and Changes for Rebecca. Every book features beautiful illustrations, plus a historical "Looking Back" section about life in Rebecca's time. Rebecca: An American Girl (Boxed Set) (American Girls Collection). Published June 1st 2009 by American Girl Publishing. Hardcover, 560 pages. Author(s): Jacqueline Dembar Greene. ISBN: 1593696264 (ISBN13: 9781593696269). ISBN: 1593695330 (ISBN13: 9781593695330).

Items related to Rebecca and Ana (American Girl Collection). Jacqueline Greene Rebecca and Ana (American Girl Collection). ISBN 13: 9781593695231. Rebecca and Ana (American Girl Collection). ISBN 10: 1593695233 ISBN 13: 9781593695231. Publisher: American Girl, 2009. I love that Rebecca is a Jewish American Girl and I love that her books deal with immigration, but I just don't think the Rebecca books are as well-written as the Samantha or Addy books, etc. There seem to be a number of missed opportunities in the writing-for example, in the first book Rebecca shows an interest in acting.

The American Girl series, by various authors, is a collection of novels set within toy line's fictional universe. Since its inception, American Girl has published books based on the dolls, with novels and other media to tie in with their dolls. The books follow various American girls throughout both historical eras and contemporary settings. The historical novels that have corresponding dolls are referred to as the Central Series.

American Girl Rebecca Rubin doll. Rabbi Jacqueline Koch Ellenson, Director of the Women's Rabbinic Network, Hebrew Union College. Guidance for girls today. Meet this Russian-Jewish girl growing up in New York in 1910-plus find her books, clothes, furniture, and more all at the official American Girl site. The challenges of the immigrant experience are a nearly universal story in the United States. Today’s girls can learn from Rebecca’s example of showing courage as she adapts to a new culture, and a kind heart as she welcomes more new Americans like herself. Discover more about Rebecca’s world. Act with strong character, onstage and off.

At last, cousin Ana has arrived at Ellis Island, and Rebecca can't wait to meet her. She's sure they'll be just like sisters, doing everything together. It's crowded with two families in one small apartment, but Rebecca is happy to share everything with Ana, even her clothes! At school, Rebecca is determined to help her cousin learn English and keep up in class, in spite of the other kids' teasing. But when the teacher tells her to include Ana in a special performance, Rebecca panics--Ana's broken English will ruin the show! Rebecca realizes this is one thing she does not want to do with her cousin. But how can she explain this to Ana?
Comments (7)
Binthars
The author does an excellent job providing a short, familiar-style introduction to the world of Judaism, in particular, and the trials of immigrants and minorities in America, in general. This is, of course, shown through the specific lens of a child, which makes it wonderful as a warm, easy primer for children, who feel the effects of being different from the normative culture in America--and the concomitant pressures to assimilate--most acutely.
betelgeuze
Candlelight for Rebecca is the third book in Rebecca's American Girl series. Traditionally, the third book is always the holiday book, so in this installment we find Rebecca preparing to celebrate Hanukkah with her family. However, every where Rebecca looks there's Christmas decorations. Even at school, the students are creating a Christmas decoration to take home. Rebecca's teacher tells the class that despite one's religion, Christmas is an American holiday celebrated by all.

In her heart, Rebecca feels this isn't right. She follows the class rules and creates the Christmas decoration, but she doesn't feel very good about it. To make matters worse, Rebecca knows her grandmother, Bubbie, and probably her mother will not approve of her bringing home Christmas decorations. Rebecca's twin sisters were already chastised for singing Jingle Bells and wearing red ribbons with bells attached at the ends in their hair. Rebecca is torn between two cultures.

I enjoyed this book and it'd be a great book for a young girl to read to learn more about the Jewish holiday, Hanukkah. The author weaves the story of Hanukkah into the story, so like with the other American Girl books, children don't even realize they're learning. In this story, Rebecca also learns that hard work and doing what's right pays off, when she helps crotchety Mr. Rizzo, her buildings janitor when he's in need of a helping hand. Mr. Rizzo comes down with a cold and Rebecca kindly offers to help him take care of his pigeons and cat. By doing these good deeds, she's able to understand and get to know a person whom she may have misjudged.

I am giving Candlelight for Rebecca 4 out of 5 stars.
Zbr
Great introduction to life as it would have looked for a Jewish child in early 20th century America. The familial construct is very accurate and there is even the insertion of Yiddish terminology--in small quantities--to lend an air of authenticity.
riki
Wish they would keep these classic books in the be forever. Alas, everything becomes outdated and out of print eventually.
Vaua
I recommend the American Girl series to anyone wanting to get a glimpse of an era. Rebecca is a lively girl struggling to balance her Jewish heritage and her desire to become an actress. The story is quick and easy to read.
Kajishakar
I sent the book to a friend. She said: I have read them. I thought they were wonderful stories. I really
enjoyed them.
Rare
My Granddaughter had checked 3 of the Rebecca books out of her school library. Since she is only in Kindergarten she could only read a few chapters in the week she had them. The last week of school she cried her eyes out because she wouldn't be able to read any more about Ana. So, we got her 3 for her B'day and she was soooo excited. She LOVES these books and her parents love the good family values they portray. I haven't even seen them but she gives them 5 stars!
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