The Adventures of Hershel of Ostropol

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Holiday House, 1995 - Juvenile Fiction - 64 pages
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Stories about a clever man who lived by his wits as his pockets were always empty.

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User Review  - Sara - Goodreads

Jewish folktales, many of which are very funny and, in trickster tradition, will be appealing to children who want to see the common guy with quick wits fool the robber and rich man. Illustrations are ... Read full review

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User Review  - Erick San Miguel - Goodreads

"Funny, good read. Not really any pictures but a good storybook to introduce to kids if they enjoy the other Hershel picture book "Hershel and The Hanukkah Goblins". Not scary like the other might be but good fun enjoyable reading. Mr. Kimmel did another great job!" Read full review


Who Was Hershel?
What HersheVs Father Did
The Gooses Foot

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About the author (1995)

Eric Kimmel was born in Brooklyn, NY in 1946. He received a bachelor's degree in English Literature from Lafayette College. He also has a Ph.D. in Education from the University of Illinois. He was an elementary school teacher and college professor before becoming a full-time writer. He has published over fifty titles, many of which have won state and national awards. His titles "Hershel and the Hanukkah Goblins" won the Caldecott Honor Medal, "The Chanukkah Guest" and "Gershon's Monster" won the Sydney Taylor Picture Book Award and "Anansi and the Talking Melon" won the Utah Children's Choice Award. Kimmel travels nationally and internationally visiting schools and talking about his books and telling stories.

Trina Schart Hyman received the Caldecott Medal for Saint George and the Dragon, retold by Margaret Hodges, and Caldecott Honor awards for A Child's Calendar by John Updike, Hershel and the Hanukkah Goblins by Eric A. Kimmel, and Little Red Riding Hood, which she retold herself. She lives in New Hampshire near her daughter, Katrin.

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