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Hershel and the Hanukkah Goblins

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ISBN13: 9780823407699
ISBN10: 0823407691
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Awards

1990 Caldecott Honor Book
1989 National Council for the Social Studies Notable Book
1990 National Council of Teachers of English Notable Book
1992 Colorado Children's Book Award
1992 Washington Children's Choice Picture Book Award

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

It is the first night of Hanukkah. Hershel of Ostropol is walking down the road. Tired and hungry, he is looking forward to reaching the next village. He is sure that bright candles, merry songs, and platters of potato latkes will be waiting for him. But when he reaches the village, Hershel discovers that the villagers aren't celebrating Hanukkah. They're too scared of the goblins that haunt the old synagogue at the top of the hill. Hershel wants to help the village people. "If I can't outwit a few goblins," Hershel tells the rabbit, "then my name isn't Hershel of Ostropol."

Hershel comes up with several ingenious ideas for tricking the goblins in this original Hanukkah tale.

Review:

"Kimmel provides a humorous, entertaining and just slightly scary story for all young readers. Hyman's illustrations emphasize all of the tension with dark scenes of the goblins and their attempts to frighten Hershel." Children's Literature

Review:

"This will provide relief from the boring, candy-coated read-alouds that so often comprise holiday fare and will fit companionably with haunted castle variants." Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

Synopsis:

A traveler rids a village synagogue of ghosts in this Caldecott Honor Book.

About the Author

Eric A. Kimmel is Professor of Education at Portland State University. In 1989 the Oregon Reading Association presented him with the Ulrich H. Hardt Award for his contributions to reading literacy throughout the state. The author of Charlie Drives the Stage, Anansi and the Moss-Covered Rock, and The Chanukkah Tree, he is a regular contributor to the children's magazine Cricket. Dr. Kimmel and his wife live in Portland, Oregon.

Trina Schart Hyman, a renowned American illustrator, won the Caldecott Medal for Saint George and the Dragon. Little Red Riding Hood, retold by her from the Brothers Grimm and with her illustrations, was designated a Caldecott Honor Book. Ms. Hyman lives in Lyme, New Hamphsire.

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martha Barker, December 29, 2006 (view all comments by martha Barker)
Herschel is an engaging character. He's smart! He's learned! He is a student of the human, or in this case, the goblin psyche. How else could he fool each of the goblins in their many personifications? How else do you explain that he reaches his goal in such a satisfying manner? We are cheering for Herschel from the moment the story begins until the last engrossing trick. Ah, Herschel of Ostropol is indeed the hero of the day and my pick for a great Chanukah (Hannukah?) mensch!
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780823407699
ill.:
Mayer, Barbara
Author:
Hyman, Trina Schart
Illustrator:
Mayer, Barbara
Illustrator:
Mayer
Illustrator:
Mayer, John Ed.
Author:
Kimmel, Eric A.
Author:
Hyman, Trina Schart
Publisher:
Holiday House
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Children's fiction
Subject:
Children's 4-8 - Picturebooks
Subject:
Holidays & Festivals - Jewish
Subject:
Hanukkah
Subject:
Fairies
Subject:
Goblins
Subject:
Goblins -- Fiction.
Subject:
Holidays & Celebrations - Hanukkah
Subject:
General-General
Copyright:
Series Volume:
1
Publication Date:
19890131
Binding:
Hardcover
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
32
Dimensions:
10.31x8.27x.35 in. .82 lbs.
Age Level:
04-08

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Product details 32 pages Holiday House - English 9780823407699 Reviews:
"Review" by , "Kimmel provides a humorous, entertaining and just slightly scary story for all young readers. Hyman's illustrations emphasize all of the tension with dark scenes of the goblins and their attempts to frighten Hershel."
"Review" by , "This will provide relief from the boring, candy-coated read-alouds that so often comprise holiday fare and will fit companionably with haunted castle variants."
"Synopsis" by , A traveler rids a village synagogue of ghosts in this Caldecott Honor Book.
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