The Magic Dreidels: A Hanukkah Story

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Holiday House, 1997 - Juvenile Fiction - 32 pages
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When an old lady swindles him out of his magic dreidels, Jacob tries to get them back in time for the family's Hanukkah celebration.

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User Review  - Cheryl_in_CC_NV - LibraryThing

Oh I just love the peaceful goblin in the well, with his monocle, braided beard, and bucket hat. Great story; as the author's note explains it's inspired by the folktale The Tablecloth, the Donkey, and the Stick." I will look for more by this author and illustrator." Read full review

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User Review  - eobend1 - LibraryThing

I liked this book for two reasons. First, I liked the plot of the story which was well-paced and intriguing. In the story, the main character, Jacob loses his dreidel in a well. He searches for the ... Read full review

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About the author (1997)

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.

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