The Latke Who Couldn't Stop Screaming

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The Latke Who Couldn't Stop Screaming
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Author Lemony Snicket (pen name of Daniel Handler)
Illustrator Lisa Brown
Country United States
Language English
Genre Humor
Publisher McSweeney's
Publication date
October 28, 2007
Media type Print

The Latke Who Couldn't Stop Screaming: A Christmas Story is a children's book written by Lemony Snicket and illustrated by Lisa Brown.

Plot summary[edit]

The Latke Who Couldn't Stop Screaming is about an irate latke at Hanukkah who escapes from being boiled in a hot frying pan. He runs into various Christmas symbols (such as fairy lights, a candy cane and pine tree) who are all ignorant and uneducated about the customs of Hanukkah. The latke attempts to educate these characters about the history and culture surrounding the Jewish holiday, but his attempts are always in vain and he runs away from each encounter in a fit of frustration.

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