The Chrismukkah Kerfuffle
In the festive story, Hanukkah Harvie vs. Santa Claus: The Chrismukkah Kerfuffle, a chance encounter between two holiday heroes leads to a night of manic one-upmanship, as the pair puts on hilarious displays to prove whose holiday reigns supreme.
Acclaimed author David Michael Slater weaves a humorous and heartfelt tale that underscores the timely lessons of tolerance, acceptance and compromise; something our country needs more than ever. With gorgeous illustrations from illustrator Michelle Simpson, Hanukkah Harvie vs. Santa Claus is a meaningful story that children (and adults!) of all ages will enjoy.
It’s the first night of Hanukkah, and all through the house everything is going like clockwork for secret gift-giver, Hanukkah Harvie. But it’s also Christmas Eve, and when Harvie enters a household that celebrates both Hanukkah and Christmas, he comes face-to-face with the one and only Santa Claus! When the shocked pair realize that some families appear on each of their lists, the competition is on to prove which holiday reigns supreme. The two engage in a humorous gift-giving frenzy, and in the process, discover that working together is always better than working against each other.
Hanukkah Harvie vs. Santa Claus: The Chrismukkah Kerfuffle is an amusing, heartfelt holiday tale from acclaimed author David Michael Slater, featuring gorgeous illustrations from artist Michelle Simpson. A treat for children (and adults) of all ages, Hanukkah Harvie vs. Santa Claus promotes the powerful messages of tolerance, acceptance and compromise, something — in the wake of Squirrel Hill (where David grew up) — our country needs more than ever.
About the Author
David Michael Slater is an acclaimed author of over 20 books for children, teens and adults, including the hilarious comic-drama for adults, Fun & Games, a novel about growing up Jewish in Pittsburgh’s Squirrel Hill. His nonfiction work includes 25 Ideas in Education That Just Don’t Work — And How to Fix Them. Slater teaches middle school in Nevada, where he lives with his wife and son. He recently wrote about his personal connection to the synagogue shootings in Squirrel Hill in his AP News article, “A mass murder in Mr. Rogers’ neighborhood.” (Read it here: https://www.apnews.com/15b6a42ab5aa489da8f5a9f035d857ef.)