A magical Hanukkah tale will be told at Watchung Booksellers on Tuesday, Dec. 8. COURTESY WATCHUNG BOOKSELLERS

Watchung Booksellers brings back back Arthur A. Levine, author of  “The Hanukkah Magic of Nate Gadol,” on Tuesday, Dec. 8, at 6 p.m., for a special seasonal storytime online. Levine will read his new book and discuss the mythology and symbolism surrounding the holiday. Hanukkah begins on Thursday, Dec. 10, and ends on Dec. 18.

They write, “Nate Gadol is a great big spirit with eyes as shiny as golden coins and a smile that is lantern bright. He can make anything last as long as it is needed, like a tiny bit of oil that must stretch for eight nights or a small lump of chocolate that grows to allow the Glasers to treat their children over the holiday.”




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Kirkus Reviews has called the book “a new, entertaining, and thoughtful addition to the


Hanukkah canon.” The book, Watchung writes, “offers a mythical, magical take on the way Jewish families came to give and receive gifts over Hanukkah, just as their Christian neighbors do at Christmas, thanks to a loving spirit named Nate Gadol working behind the scenes —together with a certain jolly old soul.”

Arthur A. Levine has been a children’s book author and editor for more than 30 years. Having published many of the most exceptional children’s titles of all time under his imprint at Scholastic Press, including J. K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series and Philip Pullman’s The Golden Compass, Levie has recently launched a new children’s book publishing venture, Levine Querido.

The event is free. Register at https://www.crowdcast.io/e/hanukkah-magic.

For inquiries, contact Kathryn Counsell, kathryn@watchungbooksellers.com