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Hershel and the Hanukkah Goblins (Gift Edition) by Eric A. Kimmel
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Hershel and the Hanukkah Goblins (Gift Edition) by Eric A. Kimmel
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Sep 13, 2022 | ISBN 9780823452552

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“Combining exquisite storytelling and captivating illustrations, Hershel and the Hanukkah Goblins is a masterpiece.  This timeless tale has been capturing readers’ imaginations for decades, and I have no doubt that it will endure for decades to come.”—Jason Chin, Caldecott Medal Winning Illustrator of Watercress

★ “In this splendidly illustrated, humorous tale, Hershel outwits, one by one, eight fearsome goblins who not only haunt an old synagogue, but also have been forestalling Hanukkah in a nearby village . . . Rarely are author and illustrator so in tune.”—Kirkus Reviews, Starred Review

“This, my friends, is our Hanukkah pop-culture icon. Judaism’s very own A Christmas Carol, if you will. . . . Hershel and the Hanukkah Goblins has become a holiday staple not only because it creates a compelling story that mimics the historical tale, but largely because it brings fun and magic to the season outside of the holiday’s original traditions.”—Aliza Pelto, heyalma.com

“Hyman is at her best with windswept landscapes, dark interiors, close portraiture, and imaginatively wicked creatures. Both art and history are charged with energy.”—The Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books

“This is a story whose essentials—cleverness, bravery, and otherworldly happenings— always attract readers.”—Booklist

“This original story in the tradition of Yiddish tales about Hershel Ostropolier is welcome as a Hanukkah story and as a trickster tale. . . . Hyman’s illustrations capture Hershel’s humor and earthy, peasant quality.”—The Horn Book

“Caldecott Medalist Trina Schart Hyman provides wonderfully creepy art for Eric Kimmel’s Hershel and the Hanukkah Goblins, a triumphant tale of goblins outwitted and faith preserved.“—Publishers Weekly

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