Results for: eric kimmel

Below is a list of 15 the books by this author.

Book cover of ANANSI & THE MAGIC STICK
ANANSI & THE MAGIC STICK
By: eric kimmel | Published: August 2002

  • ISBN
    9780823417636
  • Binding
    Paperback
  • Category
    Traditional Single Stories - African & West Indies
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Book cover of ANANSI & THE MOSS-COVERED ROCK
ANANSI & THE MOSS-COVERED ROCK
By: eric kimmel | Published: March 2004

  • ISBN
    9780823406890
  • Binding
    Hardcover
  • Category
    Traditional Single Stories - African & West Indies
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Book cover of ANANSI & THE MOSS-COVERED ROCK
ANANSI & THE MOSS-COVERED ROCK
By: eric kimmel | Published: December 1987

A classic trickster folktale told with humor and charm, this is a perfect read along book both parents and children will love.  When Anansi the S...

A classic trickster folktale told with humor and charm, this is a perfect read along book both parents and children will love.  When Anansi the Spider finds a strange moss-covered rock in the forest, he uses it to trick all his animal friends. But Little Bush Deer is onto Anansi's scheme, and hatches a plan to beat him at his own game. Based on tales originating in West Africa and familiar in Caribbean culture, the five-book Anansi the Trickster series is full of slapstick humor and mischief. Eric A. Kimmel’s imaginative energy combined with Janet Stevens’ expressive illustrations create the perfect silly stories for fun-loving kids.

  • ISBN
    9780823407989
  • Binding
    Paperback
  • Category
    Traditional Single Stories - African & West Indies
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Book cover of ANANSI & THE TALKING MELON
ANANSI & THE TALKING MELON
By: eric kimmel | Published: November 2003

When Anansi the Spider gets stuck in a melon, he decides to pass his time by doing what he's best at—tricking the other animals around him.  ...

When Anansi the Spider gets stuck in a melon, he decides to pass his time by doing what he's best at—tricking the other animals around him.   When his melon begins talking, Elephant is so impressed he decides to take it to show the king.  But Anansi can't resist the opportunity to make jokes at the expense of everyone they meet. Even the King loses his temper over Anansi's bold remarks—but how will the Spider free himself?   Anansi's quick thinking will delight readers who love to watch a master trickster at work, and the bold illustrations of the animals' frustrated faces are sure to make kids laugh.    Based on tales originating in West Africa and familiar in Caribbean culture, the five-book Anansi the Trickster series is full of slapstick humor and mischief. Eric A. Kimmel’s imaginative retellings combined with Janet Stevens’ expressive illustrations create the perfect silly stories for fun-loving kids.

  • ISBN
    9780823411672
  • Binding
    Paperback
  • Category
    Traditional Single Stories - African & West Indies
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Book cover of ANANSI GOES FISHING
ANANSI GOES FISHING
By: eric kimmel | Published: March 2004

Anansi the spider plans to trick Turtle into catching a fish for his dinner, but Turtle proves to be smarter and ends up with a free meal. Explains th...

Anansi the spider plans to trick Turtle into catching a fish for his dinner, but Turtle proves to be smarter and ends up with a free meal. Explains the origin of spider webs.

  • ISBN
    9780823409181
  • Binding
    Hardcover
  • Category
    Traditional - Myths & Mythical Beasts
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Book cover of ANANSI'S PARTY TIME
ANANSI'S PARTY TIME
By: eric kimmel | Published: September 2008

Anansi the Spider thinks he pulled a great prank on slow-moving Turtle. . . . but when Turtle throws a party of his own, Anansi is in for a surprise. ...

Anansi the Spider thinks he pulled a great prank on slow-moving Turtle. . . . but when Turtle throws a party of his own, Anansi is in for a surprise.   "Dear Turtle, I'm having a party. You're invited."  But when Turtle arrives, he learns Anansi forgot to mention it's a costume party—so he goes home to try on different outfits.  Then he finds out he was supposed to bring a dish. . . and by the time he's all ready, Anansi tells him the party is already over.   To get back at the Spider, Turtle throws his own party, with punch and cake and games.  But when Anansi wins a game, the prize isn't what he expected.   A Bank Street College Best Children’s Book of the Year.   Based on tales originating in West Africa and familiar in Caribbean culture, the five-book Anansi the Trickster series is full of slapstick humor and mischief. Eric A. Kimmel’s imaginative retellings combined with Janet Stevens’ expressive illustrations create the perfect silly stories for fun-loving kids.

Theme: Humour

  • ISBN
    9780823419227
  • Binding
    Hardcover
  • Category
    Picture Book
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Book cover of EVEN HIGHER - A ROSH HASHANAH STORY
EVEN HIGHER - A ROSH HASHANAH STORY
By: eric kimmel | Published: July 2009

Every year, just before Rosh Hashanah, the rabbi of Nemirov disappears. The villagers are certain their rabbi flies up to heaven to speak with God bef...

Every year, just before Rosh Hashanah, the rabbi of Nemirov disappears. The villagers are certain their rabbi flies up to heaven to speak with God before the fate of every soul is decided for the coming year. But a skeptical Litvak scoffs at the villagers, claiming miracles cannot happen, and secretly follows the rabbi early one morning. What he witnesses--an enormous act of human compassion--changes his heart. Readers will be taken to a higher place in this celebration of the power of miracles.

Theme: Holidays & Celebrations

  • ISBN
    9780823420209
  • Binding
    Hardcover
  • Category
    Holiday
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Book cover of FLYING CANOE
FLYING CANOE
By: eric kimmel | Published: August 2011

  • ISBN
    9780823417308
  • Binding
    Hardcover
  • Category
    Holiday
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Book cover of HANUKKAH BEAR
HANUKKAH BEAR
By: eric kimmel | Published: July 2013

Bubba Brayna’s legendary latkes lure an unexpected visitor into her home in this playful Hanukkah tale from a master storyteller. Bubba Bray...

Bubba Brayna’s legendary latkes lure an unexpected visitor into her home in this playful Hanukkah tale from a master storyteller. Bubba Brayna makes the best latkes in the village, and on the first night of Hanukkah, the scent of her cooking wakes a hungry, adorable bear from his hibernation.  He lumbers into town to investigate, and Bubba Brayna—who does not see or hear very well—mistakes him for her rabbi. She welcomes the bear inside to play the dreidel game, light the menorah, and enjoy a scrumptious meal. However, after her well-fed guest leaves, there's a knock at the door—it's the rabbi, and all of Brayna's other friends, arriving for dinner.  But there are no latkes left—and together, they finally figure out who really ate them. Lively illustrations by Mike Wohnoutka, portraying the sprightly Bubba Brayna and her very hungry guest, accompany this instant family favorite, a humorous reworking of Eric A. Kimmel’s earlier classic tale, The Chanukkah Guest. A traditional recipe for latkes is included in the back matter, along with interesting, digestible facts about the history and traditions of Hanukkah. A 2013 National Jewish Book Award Winner, this book is perfect for a holiday story time with children— either in the classroom or at home, as an introduction for young readers to the traditions and customs of Hanukkah, and as a classic to return to year after year.

  • ISBN
    9780823428557
  • Binding
    Hardcover
  • Category
    Holiday
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Book cover of HANUKKAH BEAR
HANUKKAH BEAR
By: eric kimmel | Published: September 2020

Bubba Brayna's legendary latkes lure an unexpected visitor into her home in this playful Hanukkah tale from a master storyteller. Bubba Brayna makes t...

Bubba Brayna's legendary latkes lure an unexpected visitor into her home in this playful Hanukkah tale from a master storyteller. Bubba Brayna makes the best latkes in the village, and on the first night of Hanukkah, the scent of her cooking wakes a hungry, adorable bear from his hibernation. He lumbers into town to investigate, and Bubba Brayna--who does not see or hear very well--mistakes him for her rabbi. She welcomes the bear inside to play the dreidel game, light the menorah, and enjoy a scrumptious meal. However, after her well-fed guest leaves, there's a knock at the door--it's the rabbi, and all of Brayna's other friends, arriving for dinner. But there are no latkes left--and together, they finally figure out who really ate them. Lively illustrations by Mike Wohnoutka, portraying the sprightly Bubba Brayna and her very hungry guest, accompany this instant family favorite, a humorous reworking of Eric A. Kimmel's earlier classic tale, The Chanukkah Guest. A traditional recipe for latkes is included in the back matter, along with interesting, digestible facts about the history and traditions of Hanukkah. A 2013 National Jewish Book Award Winner, this book is perfect for a holiday story time with children-- either in the classroom or at home, as an introduction for young readers to the traditions and customs of Hanukkah, and as a classic to return to year after year.

  • ISBN
    9780823447503
  • Binding
    Hardcover
  • Category
    Board Book
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Book cover of HORN FOR LOUIS
HORN FOR LOUIS
By: eric kimmel | Published: July 2014

How did famous New Orleans jazz trumpet player Louis Armstrong get his first horn?   Seven-year-old Louis Armstrong was too poor to buy a real ins...

How did famous New Orleans jazz trumpet player Louis Armstrong get his first horn?   Seven-year-old Louis Armstrong was too poor to buy a real instrument. He didn’t even go to school. To help his mother pay the rent, every day he rode a junk wagon through the streets of New Orleans, playing a tin horn and collecting stuff people didn’t want. Then one day, the junk wagon passed a pawn shop with a gleaming brass trumpet in the window. . . .   With messages about hard work, persistence, hope, tolerance, cooperation, trust, and friendship, A Horn for Louis is perfect for aspiring young musicians and nonfiction fans alike!   History Stepping Stones now feature updated content that emphasizes Common Core and today’s renewed interest in nonfiction. Perfect for home, school, and library bookshelves!

Theme: Black History

  • ISBN
    9780375840050
  • Binding
    Paperback
  • Category
    Biography (individual)
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Book cover of MCELDERRY BOOK OF GREEK MYTHS
MCELDERRY BOOK OF GREEK MYTHS
By: eric kimmel | Published: February 2008

Walk among the gods and goddesses, men and monsters, in this enchanting volume of classic Greek myths! Here are twelve of the most beloved legends of ...

Walk among the gods and goddesses, men and monsters, in this enchanting volume of classic Greek myths! Here are twelve of the most beloved legends of Greek mythology, from Pandora and her dreaded box to Icarus with his wings of wax, and, of course, that greedy, gold-fingered King Midas. Vibrant art adds a fresh twist to this collection, giving today's readers their own version of these timeless tales. Eric A. Kimmel brings these adventures to life with language that is colloquial and easy to read. Pep Monserrat breathes beautiful modern colors and style into his paintings, even as he reinvents images from classical antiquity. Together they've created a masterpiece of mythology, perfect for young readers.

  • ISBN
    9781416915348
  • Binding
    Hardcover
  • Category
    Traditional - Myths & Mythical Beasts
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$24.99
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Book cover of RIP VAN WINKLE'S RETURN
RIP VAN WINKLE'S RETURN
By: eric kimmel | Published: April 2007

Rip Van Winkle is an idler who would rather starve for a penny than work for a pound, and his wife is constantly nagging him. In search of peace, Rip ...

Rip Van Winkle is an idler who would rather starve for a penny than work for a pound, and his wife is constantly nagging him. In search of peace, Rip heads off to the woods one day with his faithful dog, Wolf. High up in the Catskill Mountains, Rip meets an unusual group of little men. He drinks their strong beverage and falls into a deep sleep. When he awakens, he finds that twenty years have passed – the world has changed and so has he. With vibrant paintings by Leonard Everett Fisher, Eric A. Kimmel’s adaptation of Washington Irving’s classic “Rip Van Winkle” introduces a Rip who reforms as a result of his experience. Rip Van Winkle's Return is a 2008 Bank Street - Best Children's Book of the Year.

  • ISBN
    9780374363086
  • Binding
    Hardcover
  • Category
    Picture Book
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$19.00
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Book cover of SIMON & BEAR - A HANUKKAH STORY
SIMON & BEAR - A HANUKKAH STORY
By: eric kimmel | Published: September 2014

Before Simon sails to America, he promises his family that he will get a job and send for them. Simon's mother knows he will need a miracle, so she re...

Before Simon sails to America, he promises his family that he will get a job and send for them. Simon's mother knows he will need a miracle, so she reminds him to celebrate Hanukkah wherever he may be. Little does either of them know that Simon will spend the first night of Hanukkah on an ice floe after his ship sinks.The lone survivor out in the wide ocean, Simon lights the first candle, and it attracts a visitor: a polar bear. Does she eat him? No! She shares his latkes, enjoys his songs, goes fishing for him, and even keeps him warm at night. By the last day of Hanukkah, Simon has nearly given up hope of ever being rescued. But then he recounts all of the miracles that have befallen him so far. Perhaps it is not too much to hope for one more, he thinks, as he lights all of the candles in the menorah. The bright glow signals a passing ship, and Simon makes it to New York after all. This fanciful Hanukkah tale-like none you've ever read before-celebrates eight miracles: family, friendship, hope, selflessness, sharing, faith, courage, and love. A retelling of the ancient Hanukkah story is included on the last page. Praise for The Golem's Latkes "Kimmel s storytelling is effective in its use of suspense, humor, trope and repetition, making a fine read-aloud holiday treat." ---Kirkus Reviews Praise for Zigazak! A Magical Hanukkah Night "In the most imaginative Hanukkah book this season, Kimmel (Gershon's Monster) peoples an old-world town with mischievous demons, easily alarmed villagers and a wise and crafty rabbi. The brio of the storytelling doesn't shy from a moral: 'Sparks of goodness exist in all things, even in devils' tricks.'" ---Publishers Weekly Praise for Hershel and the Hanukkah Goblins "[Hershel] successfully uses his wits to oust the eight creatures haunting the old synagogue and who are preventing the villagers from celebrating Hanukkah. Kimmel provides a humorous, entertaining and just slightly scary story for all young readers." --Children's Literature 1990 Caldecott Honor Book1989 National Council for the Social Studies Notable Book1990 National Council of Teachers of English Notable Book1992 Colorado Children's Book Award1992 Washington Children's Choice Picture Book Award

  • ISBN
    9781423143550
  • Binding
    Hardcover
  • Category
    Judaica
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$17.99
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Book cover of SIMON & THE BEAR
SIMON & THE BEAR
By: eric kimmel | Published: September 2020

Enjoy a Hanukkah tale full of wonder and miracles from the author of the classic Hershel and the Hanukkah Goblins. Before Simon sails to America, ...

Enjoy a Hanukkah tale full of wonder and miracles from the author of the classic Hershel and the Hanukkah Goblins. Before Simon sails to America, he promises his family that he will get a job and send for them. Simon''s mother knows he will need a miracle, so she reminds him to celebrate Hanukkah wherever he may be. Little does either of them know that Simon will spend the first night of Hanukkah on an ice floe after his ship sinks. The lone survivor out in the wide ocean, Simon lights the first candle, and it attracts a visitor: a polar bear. Does she eat him? No! She shares his latkes, enjoys his songs, goes fishing for him, and even keeps him warm at night. By the last day of Hanukkah, Simon has nearly given up hope of ever being rescued. But then he recounts all of the miracles that have befallen him so far. Perhaps it is not too much to hope for one more, he thinks, as he lights all of the candles in the menorah. The bright glow signals a passing ship, and Simon makes it to New York after all. This fanciful Hanukkah tale -- like none you''ve ever read before -- celebrates eight miracles: family, friendship, hope, selflessness, sharing, faith, courage, and love. From the author of the Caldecott Honor-winning classic Hershel and the Hanukkah Goblins comes a gorgeously illustrated fantasy Hanukkah tale full of miracles, from sharing latkes with a polar bear to surviving a Titanic-like sinking. The story behind the ancient holiday is included at the end.

  • ISBN
    9781368041751
  • Binding
    Hardcover
  • Category
    Picture Book
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