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Shield of the Maccabees: A Hanukkah Graphic Novel

Dov Smiley
In this graphic novel set during the time of the Maccabees, Jonathan, a young Jewish boy, forges an unlikely friendship with Jason, his Greek neighbor. 128 pages; ages 10-13.
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"A fun and clever twist on the story  of the Maccabees. I wish comics like this had existed when I was in school."  ---Steve Sheinkin, author and illustrator of The Adventures of Rabbi Harvey

Our story begins just before the very first Hanukkah . . .

Greeks and Jews are living in an uneasy peace in ancient Judea. Jonathan, a Jewish boy, sees a Greek boy attacked by bullies, and stands up to defend him. They become best friends. But when war somes to their land, Jonathan joins the MAccabees while his firend joins the Greek army.

They seem destined to fight one another.

How will their firendship survive?