JANE BRESKIN ZALBEN (1950- ) Beni's First Chanukah.
Illustration for the cover and title-page image of Zalben's book Beni's First Chanukah (New York: Henry Holt and Company, 1988). Watercolor and triple zero brush on Opaline pachment paper. 90x122 mm; 3 1/2x4 3/4 inches, on 6 3/4x5 3/4-inch sheet. Signed "Jane Breskin Zalben" in lower right image, book titled at left.. Accompanied by a copy of the book, signed by Zalben.
The first title in Zalben's popular Beni (the bear) Book series and the 1989 winner of the Sydney Taylor Silver medal, named in memory of the classic All-of-a-Kind Family series author Sydney Taylor. The award recognizes titles for children and teens that exemplify high literary standards while authentically portraying the Jewish experience.