December 30, 2019 by Betsy Bird
It's the last day of Hanukkah and what better way to celebrate than with one book split into two parts? In 1990 Eric Kimmel adapted a story he'd written for Cricket Magazine to a picture book format and called it The Chanukkah Guest. Then, in 2013 he took that same Cricket Magazine tale and turned it into the slightly different Hanukkah Bear. One story. One author. Two different versions. Are they both Hanukkah classics or will only one make the final cut?
June 1, 2010 by Betsy Bird
Joha Makes a Wish: A Middle Eastern Tale By Eric A. Kimmel Illustrated by Omar Rayyan Marshall Cavendish $17.99 ISBN: 978-0-7614-5599-8 Ages 4-8 On shelves now There was a time, best beloved, when folktales and fairytales were common. Every other season they filled the publishers’ lists and librarians bought such books in droves. My own […]
February 5, 2008 by Betsy Bird
The McElderry Book of Greek Myths Retold by Eric A. Kimmel Illustrated by Pep Montserrat Margaret K. McElderry Books (Simon & Schuster imprint) $21.99 ISBN: 1-4169-1534-6 Ages 5-12 On shelves now How do your average everyday children’s book illustrators go about proving themselves in this day and age? Well, I don’t know what they teach […]
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