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Imagine James Marshall's The Stupids celebrating Hanukkah, and you'd get the Latke family!

Lucy Latke's family is just like yours or mine. Except that they're potato pancakes. And also, they are completely clueless. After lighting the menorah and gobbling the gelt, Grandpa Latke tells everyone the Hanukkah story, complete with mighty Mega Bees who use a giant dreidel to fight against the evil alien potatoes from Planet Chhh. It's up to the Latke family dog to set the record straight. (To start with, they were Maccabees, not Mega Bees...) But he'll have to get the rest of the Latkes to listen to him first!

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Alan Silberberg

As a kid I always knew I was going to be a writer. It was that or being the guy who hands out cheese samples at the supermarket.

Though I'm still fond of cheese chunks on a toothpick, being a writer means I get to make stuff up every day. Let me tell you, that's a pretty great way to spend your time. Especially if you have a dog named Zeus perched on the chair behind you and an iced coffee by your side. Give me those things and then I'm all set to do my best finding the words that tell a story I hope you'll like.

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