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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. (Bowker Author Biography)
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Hershel and the Hanukkah Goblins 1,067 copies, 43 reviews
Anansi and the Moss-Covered Rock 842 copies, 46 reviews
The Chanukkah Guest 576 copies, 11 reviews
I Took My Frog to the Library 495 copies, 13 reviews
The Magic Dreidels 430 copies, 8 reviews
Anansi and the Talking Melon 384 copies, 25 reviews
The Gingerbread Man 278 copies, 30 reviews
When Mindy Saved Hanukkah 243 copies, 3 reviews
Anansi Goes Fishing 240 copies, 9 reviews
Anansi and the Magic Stick 233 copies, 41 reviews
Hanukkah Bear 215 copies, 6 reviews
Little Red Hot 203 copies, 8 reviews
The Three Little Tamales 179 copies, 17 reviews
Cactus Soup 156 copies, 38 reviews
The McElderry Book of Greek Myths 150 copies, 19 reviews
Zigazak! A Magical Hanukkah Night 136 copies, 9 reviews
Even Higher!: A Rosh Hashanah Story (Adapter) 117 copies, 19 reviews
Anansi's Party Time 104 copies, 9 reviews
In the Mouth of the Wolf 87 copies, 3 reviews
A Hanukkah Treasury (Editor & Contributor) 84 copies, 2 reviews
Joseph and the Sabbath Fish 79 copies, 2 reviews
The Golem's Latkes 77 copies, 6 reviews
The Hero Beowulf 76 copies, 4 reviews
Don Quixote and the Windmills 74 copies, 7 reviews
The Runaway Tortilla 71 copies, 7 reviews
Iron John 69 copies, 6 reviews
Jack and the Giant Barbecue 63 copies, 8 reviews
Baba Yaga: A Russian Folktale 60 copies, 10 reviews
The Three Cabritos 58 copies, 4 reviews
The Old Woman and Her Pig 55 copies, 4 reviews
Four Dollars and Fifty Cents 50 copies, 1 review
The Chanukkah Tree 48 copies, 2 reviews
Gabriel's Horn 47 copies, 1 review
Bearhead: A Russian Folktale 43 copies, 7 reviews
The Fisherman and the Turtle 42 copies, 10 reviews
The Great Texas Hamster Drive 39 copies, 3 reviews
The Four Gallant Sisters 39 copies, 4 reviews
A Cloak for the Moon 36 copies, 3 reviews
Nicanor's Gate 35 copies, 2 reviews
Ten Suns: A Chinese Legend 35 copies, 5 reviews
Medio Pollito: A Spanish Tale 34 copies, 9 reviews
Charlie Drives the Stage 33 copies, 22 reviews
The Castle of the Cats 31 copies, 3 reviews
Onions and Garlic: An Old Tale 31 copies, 1 review
Blackbeard's Last Fight 31 copies, 2 reviews
Hayyim's Ghost 27 copies, 2 reviews
Robin Hook: Pirate Hunter! 25 copies, 1 review
Search for the Shamir 25 copies, 1 review
Pumpkinhead 23 copies, 3 reviews
Hiss-s-s-s! 22 copies
Rip Van Winkle's Return 21 copies, 2 reviews
Grizz! 18 copies, 2 reviews
Whale of a Tale 17 copies, 1 review
Rattlestiltskin 9 copies, 1 review
The Three Latkes 6 copies, 1 review
Why Worry? 3 copies
Tuning Up 2 copies, 1 review
Snot Boy 1 copy
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