Hershel and the Hanukkah Goblins (Gift Edition)

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Price
$24.99  $23.24
Publisher
Holiday House
Publish Date
Pages
32
Dimensions
8.35 X 10.71 X 0.63 inches | 1.3 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9780823452552

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About the Author

Eric A. Kimmel has published more than fifty children's books, many of which have won state awards and appeared on school and library recommended lists. He has won the National Jewish Book Award for numerous books, including Hanukkah Bear and The Mysterious Guest: A Sukkot Story, and the Sydney Taylor Lifetime Achievement Award. He lives in Portland, Oregon.

One of the most distinguished and celebrated illustrators of her generation, Trina Schart Hyman (1939-2004) was awarded the Caldecott Medal for St. George and the Dragon, retold by Margaret Hodges, and Caldecott Honors for A Child's Calendar, by John Updike, Hershel and the Hanukkah Goblins, and Little Red Riding Hood. Born in Philadelphia, she lived most of her life in New Hampshire.

Reviews

Combining exquisite storytelling and captivating illustrations, Hershel and the Hanukkah Goblins is a masterpiece. This timeless tale has been capturing readers' imaginations for decades, and I have no doubt that it will endure for decades to come.--Jason Chin, Caldecott Medal Winning Illustrator of Watercress

★ In this splendidly illustrated, humorous tale, Hershel outwits, one by one, eight fearsome goblins who not only haunt an old synagogue, but also have been forestalling Hanukkah in a nearby village . . . Rarely are author and illustrator so in tune.--Kirkus Reviews, Starred Review

This, my friends, is our Hanukkah pop-culture icon. Judaism's very own A Christmas Carol, if you will. . . . Hershel and the Hanukkah Goblins has become a holiday staple not only because it creates a compelling story that mimics the historical tale, but largely because it brings fun and magic to the season outside of the holiday's original traditions.--Aliza Pelto, heyalma.com

Hyman is at her best with windswept landscapes, dark interiors, close portraiture, and imaginatively wicked creatures. Both art and history are charged with energy.--The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

This is a story whose essentials--cleverness, bravery, and otherworldly happenings-- always attract readers.--Booklist

This original story in the tradition of Yiddish tales about Hershel Ostropolier is welcome as a Hanukkah story and as a trickster tale. . . . Hyman's illustrations capture Hershel's humor and earthy, peasant quality.--The Horn Book

Caldecott Medalist Trina Schart Hyman provides wonderfully creepy art for Eric Kimmel's Hershel and the Hanukkah Goblins, a triumphant tale of goblins outwitted and faith preserved.--Publishers Weekly