Dear Santa, Love, Rachel Rosenstein

Dear Santa, Love, Rachel Rosenstein

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Overview

For anyone who's ever asked "Why can't we have a Christmas tree?" comes a lighthearted story about being Jewish during the holiday seasonby actress Amanda Peet!

Rachel Rosenstein is determined to celebrate Christmas this year—and the fact that her family is Jewish is not going to stop her. In a series of hilarious and heartwarming mishaps, Rachel writes a letter to Santa explaining her cause, pays him a visit at the mall, and covertly decorates her house on Christmas Eve (right down to latkes for Santa and his reindeer). And while Rachel may wrestle with her culture, customs, and love of sparkly Christmas ornaments, she also comes away with a brighter understanding of her own identity and of the gift of friends and family.

Inspired by actress Amanda Peet's experience with her own children, Dear Santa, Love, Rachel Rosenstein is sure to be a new holiday classic!

"Will help introduce young readers to other cultures while allowing them to preserve the magic of their own."Booklist

"Actress Peet and her friend/coauthor Troyer, both newcomers to children’s books, handle Rachel’s obsession and her family’s strong sense of religious identity with equal empathy and humor."Publishers Weekly

"There’s lots of humor in the text and in the lively, scribbly, colorful illustrations. But the authors wisely don’t gloss over Rachel’s feelings—which can be common for anyone who doesn’t celebrate Christmas that time of year, a notion that steers the text toward a happy, multi-culti ending."The Horn Book

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780553510614
Publisher: Random House Children's Books
Publication date: 10/20/2015
Pages: 40
Sales rank: 231,491
Product dimensions: 9.70(w) x 9.60(h) x 0.40(d)
Lexile: AD620L (what's this?)
Age Range: 3 - 7 Years

About the Author

AMANDA PEET is an actress, playwright, and the author of Dear Santa, Love Rachel Rosenstein, which she co-wrote with Andrea Troyer. She has appeared in numerous films, including Please GiveSyrianaIgby Goes Down, and The Whole Nine Yards. Her TV credits include Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip and HBO's Togetherness. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband and three children.
 
ANDREA TROYER is the author of Dear Santa, Love Rachel Rosenstein, which she co-wrote with Amanda Peet. She grew up in Minnesota and received an MFA from the University of California, Irvine. Andrea lives in Los Angeles with her husband and two sons.

CHRISTINE DAVENIER is the illustrator of many children’s books, including Julie Andrews’s The Very Fairy Princess series and Dear Santa, Love Rachel Rosenstein by Amanda Peet and Andrea Troyer. She lives in Paris.

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