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Like A Maccabee
by Barbara Beitz
Yaldah Publishing, 2006

LIKE A MACCABEE, This middle-grade chapter book tells the story of Ben, a 10-year-old boy who is gearing up for a championship soccer game while adjusting to the changes in his family that have occurred since his grandfather moved in. Ben faces challenges at school, including the bully from the opposing soccer team, and frustrations at home.

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What Reviewers are Saying . . .

"Like a Maccabee is a refreshingly proud Jewish story. Barbara Bietz has given the miracles of Hanukkah new meaning for today's 'goal-oriented' children. She has bridged the generation gap in a warm true-sounding story of a boy, his grandfather and the special way they share a holiday. Highly recommended."

Mindy Aber Barad, author of Jewish Humor Stories for Kids, Judaica Librarian's Choice Award Nominee

"Barbara Bietz has crafted a story that will resonate with all ages and make their hearts smile! Her multi-generational characters are refreshing and recognizable. Their voices make you laugh, pique your curiosity and feel compassion for others. Ben and Grandpa hit home runs when they develop the strength and courage to meet the challenges of change, a bully, and disappointment in their lives. This book is a 'love' gift for Chanukkah and for sharing a 'championship' life with those you love."

Shelia N. Glazov, author of Princess Shayna's Invisible Visible Gift

Visit her website at www.BarbaraBietz.com and blog - Talking about great kid's books and sharing ideas about writing for kids. http://barbarabbookblog.blogspot.com/
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