|Eric Kimmel loves old stories and credits his grandmother, a storyteller from the Ukraine, with instilling in him a love of storytelling. He believes that he was destined to be a storyteller, and he truly enjoys author appearances where he can read aloud from his books. Eric also wanted to be a writer and notes that his interest in writing preceded his ability to write. Professional writing didn't start until he graduated from college, where he trained to be an elementary school teacher. After the publication of Hershel and the Hanukkah Goblins which won a Caldecott Honor, it was "full speed ahead" with his writing career. He is Professor of Education at Portland State University and lives in Prtland, Oregon with his wife.|
List Price:A bear wakes to a wonderful smell that leads him to the house of Bubba Brayna. Bubba Brayna makes the best latkes in the village, but at ninety-seven, she doesn't hear or see well.
|Joseph and the Sabbath Fish|
List Price:Joseph always welcomes guests to his Sabbath table, while his greedy neighbor Judah scoffs at Joseph s generosity. Even as his fortunes decline, Joseph s door remains open.
|The Story of Esther|
List Price:Told for many thousands of years, Esther's story is still thrilling as well as inspiring.
The Purim story is full of drama