The Adventures of Hershel of Ostropol

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Holiday House, Jan 1, 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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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 was born on April 8, 1939 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She studied at the Philadelphia Museum College of Art, the Boston Museum School of Art, and Konstfackskolan, the Swedish State Art School. While living in Sweden, she got her first illustration job with Brown and Little. Her first work, Toffe and the Little Car, was published in 1961. During her lifetime, she illustrate over 150 children's books. She received numerous awards including a Horn Award for King Stork in 1973, the Caldecott Medal for Margaret Hodges's St. George and the Dragon: A Golden Legend Adapted from Edmund Spenser's 'Faerie Queen', and Caldecott honors three times for Little Red Riding Hood, A Child's Calendar, and Hershel and the Hanukkah Goblins. She also wrote and illustrated her own books including How Six Found Christmas, A Little Alphabet, Little Red Riding Hood, and Self-Portrait: Trina Schart Hyman. She joined the staff of Cricket magazine for children as an artist and illustrator in 1972 and became its art director before leaving in 1979. She died from complications of breast cancer on November 19, 2004 at the age of 65.

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