The Trees of the Dancing Goats

Polacco has a warm, colorful illustrative style that has enriched her numerous other works such as Babushka Baba Yaga and I Can Hear the Sun. Here she applies it to what at first seems the simple story of a Jewish girl, Trisha, and her Christian neighbors, whose bout with scarlet fever at Christmas threatens to ruin Trisha’s Hanukkah. Trisha and her family respond with a loving gesture that is rewarded in kind.

Pages: 32

Ages: 4–8