It's the most wonderful time of the year! We have a 2-book giveaway for one lucky winner who will get one copy to keep and one to share of Amanda Peet and Andrea Troyer's Dear Santa, Love, Rachel Rosenstein. The book is festively illustrated by Christine Davenier. Samples and prizing are provided by Penguin Random House.
I loved it right from the tagline: All she wants for Hanukkah is... Christmas. When my family first moved to the United States, I'm certain I felt a little envious of my Jewish friends during their holiday celebrations, having been raised Catholic myself. There's something interesting and alluring about other people's traditions. Even now, just thinking about Hanukkah makes me want to run out and buy some potatoes for latkes. And challah for French toast... and beef brisket, and maybe some kugel... ooh, I haven't had blintzes in a while! (Ok, maybe I was less interested in their religion than in their food. But I digress.)
In this charming picture book, Rachel Rosenstein takes her fascination with Christmas and runs with it, much to the chagrin of her family. She decorates the house and--gasp!--sits on Santa's lap to see if he got her letter requesting a special Christmas visit even though she's Jewish. The shenanigans that ensue are delightful and endearing, but also very much make us appreciate the diversity in our cultures and beliefs, our friends and our family, and all the ways we celebrate togetherness. Dear Santa, Love, Rachel Rosenstein is available now!
About the Book
Actress Amanda Peet brings us a hilarious holiday drama in a story that every Jewish family will relate to and appreciate.
Rachel Rosenstein wonders why Santa Claus never visits her house. But this year is going to be different--even though her family is Jewish and doesn't observe Christmas. With hilarious and heartwarming mishaps, Rachel visits Santa at the mall with her special request, writes a letter to Santa explaining her cause, and clandestinely decorates the house on Christmas Eve (right down to latkes for the 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.
About the Creative Team
Amanda Peet is an actress and playwright. Her first play, "The Commons of Pensacola," starring Blythe Danner and Sarah Jessica Parker, opened to critical acclaim in 2014 at Manhattan Theater Club. A native of New York, Peet graduated from Columbia University with a degree in American History. She has appeared in numerous films, including "Please Give," "Syriana," "Something's Gotta Give," and "The Whole Nine Yards." She also starred in the TV series "Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip," and the Broadway revival of Neil Simon's "Barefoot in the Park." Peet stars in a new comedy series, "Togetherness" for HBO, which debuted in January 2015.
Andrea Troyer grew up in Minnesota and received an MFA from the University of California, Irvine. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband and two young boys.
Christine Davenier is the illustrator of many children's books, including Julie Andrews's "The Very Fairy Princess" series. She lives in Paris, France.
CELEBRATE TOGETHER Prize Pack
Come together with friends celebrating different holidays! One winner will receive 2 copies of Dear Santa, Love, Rachel Rosenstein, one to keep, and one to share.
Giveaway is open to US addresses only. Ends 11/29/2015. Winner will be chosen randomly via Rafflecopter and notified within 24 hours of the giveaway ending.
Prizing and samples provided by Penguin Random House.
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