Books by Eric A. Kimmel

HANUKKAH BEAR by Eric A. Kimmel
Released: July 1, 2013

"The now-classic tale's humor still fosters eye-rolling laughter, with Wohnoutka's illustrations as rib-tickling complement. (Picture book. 4-6)"
A well-used trope of misidentification allows a village elder to innocently open her home to a possible predator with humorous, even endearing results. Read full book review >
MOBY DICK by Eric A. Kimmel
Released: Sept. 4, 2012

"For a bare-bones retelling of the original's plot, this has no equal. Just don't expect any more than that. (author's note, glossary) (Picture book. 6-10)"
Melville's classic gets a lush, if wildly oversimplified, retelling under its author's generally sure hand. Read full book review >
HISS-S-S-S! by Eric A. Kimmel
Released: Sept. 1, 2012

"With a disappointing lack of emotion and humor, the story feels less like a boy's adventure with his first pet and more like a manual on how to (and how not to) care for a pet snake. (Fiction. 7-12)"
Ophidiophobes beware! Readers who aren't genuine snake lovers will likely find it difficult to sink their fangs into this tale. Read full book review >
JACK AND THE GIANT BARBECUE by Eric A. Kimmel
Released: March 1, 2012

"Good fractured fun. (Picture book. 5-8)"
A Wild West spin on the classic fairy tale. Read full book review >
THE GOLEM'S LATKES by Eric A. Kimmel
FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2011

"Kimmel's storytelling is effective in its use of suspense, humor, trope and repetition, making a fine read-aloud holiday treat. (author's note) (Picture book. 5-8)"
The renowned Rabbi Judah Loew of Prague and his mythical golem appear in this Hanukkah fairy tale inspired by The Sorcerer's Apprentice and reminiscent of Tomie dePaola's Strega Nona. Read full book review >
JOSEPH AND THE SABBATH FISH by Eric A. Kimmel
FANTASY
Released: Sept. 1, 2011

"Heartwarming for Jewish collections and religious-school settings. (Picture book/religion. 5-7)"
Award-winner Kimmel retells a Jewish fable of greed and generosity. Read full book review >
THE FLYING CANOE by Eric A. Kimmel
FAIRY TALES, FOLKTALES AND MYTHS
Released: Sept. 1, 2011

"But folktales are sometimes allowed to be a little puzzling, and the talents of Kimmel and the San Soucis keep this enigmatic and unusual Christmas story aloft. (author's note, glossary) (Picture book/folktale. 5-9)"
Kimmel, an expert in folktales and their origins, retells a mysterious story about six French-Canadian fur traders who use a magical flying canoe to get home to Montreal for Christmas. Read full book review >
THE STORY OF ESTHER by Eric A. Kimmel
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Feb. 1, 2011

The Purim story contains elements of an intriguing mass-murder plot complete with a benevolent king, a brave and beautiful queen, her wise uncle and a villainous prime minister. Read full book review >
MEDIO POLLITO by Eric A. Kimmel
FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2010

"Definitely make room for this wholehearted book on the shelf. (note) (Picture book/folktale. 4-8)"
Kimmel and Docampo (The Three Little Tamales, 2009) join creative forces again and share a new version of this Spanish folktale. Read full book review >
THE SPIDER'S GIFT by Eric A. Kimmel
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 15, 2010

"Kimmel's polished retelling includes details of foods, traditions and terminology, and Krenina's evocative paintings in a dark, moody palette show the difficult life and strong ties of the extended family. (author's note) (Picture book/folktale. 5-9)"
A preeminent interpreter of folktales and a talented Ukrainian-American artist join forces for this dramatic retelling of a traditional Ukrainian Christmas story. Read full book review >
A SPOTLIGHT FOR HARRY by Eric A. Kimmel
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Sept. 22, 2009

"Harry, though an historical figure, has just the right amount of ingenuity and adventurousness to appeal to modern readers and forward the timeless notion of keeping your eye on your dream. (author's note) (Fiction. 7-10)"
When the circus comes, Harry, son of the town's rabbi, is transfixed by the tightrope walker, who tops the show by hanging from his teeth. Read full book review >
EVEN HIGHER! by Eric A. Kimmel
FAIRY TALES, FOLKTALES AND MYTHS
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

"Weber's delicate, simple watercolor, crayon and ink drawings add a guileless charm to the Old World shtetl scenes. (Picture book. 5-7)"
Each year just before the High Holidays, the Rabbi of Nemirov disappears. Read full book review >
THE THREE LITTLE TAMALES by Eric A. Kimmel
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2009

"A flavorful addition to the folktale shelf that begs to be shared with a group. (Picture book. 4-8)"
The traditional "Three Little Pigs" gets a southwestern flavor in Kimmel's latest updated tale, a takeoff on his previous The Runaway Tortilla (2000), illustrated by Randy Cecil. Read full book review >
THE MYSTERIOUS GUESTS by Eric A. Kimmel
FAIRY TALES, FOLKTALES AND MYTHS
Released: Sept. 15, 2008

"Still, the shelves do not overflow with Sukkot tales; this is a serviceable stopgap while waiting for more. (author's note) (Picture book. 5-8)"
Wealth and kindness vie in this instructive autumn-holiday morality story illustrated with Krenina's dim, muted acrylics in harvest hues. Read full book review >
LITTLE BRITCHES AND THE RATTLERS by Eric A. Kimmel
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"Maybe—for a blissfully ignorant audience, it's a rattling fun tale. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Kimmel's latest retells Little Black Sambo with a Southwestern flavor. Read full book review >
STORMY’S HAT by Eric A. Kimmel
FICTION
Released: May 6, 2008

"The depiction of early-20th-century work and home life is an added bonus. (author's note) (Picture book. 5-8)"
Locomotive engineer Stormy Kromer needs a hat that can stand up to his job, but nothing works. Read full book review >
THE FISHERMAN AND THE TURTLE by Eric A. Kimmel
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2008

"This welcome variant is well-suited to reading aloud, discussion and comparison. (author's note) (Picture book/folklore. 4-8)"
The Grimms' familiar tale of "The Fisherman and His Wife" gets an Aztec setting enhanced by Mexican artist Avilés's simple, cheerful illustrations. Read full book review >
THE McELDERRY BOOK OF GREEK MYTHS by Eric A. Kimmel
FAIRY TALES, FOLKTALES AND MYTHS
Released: Feb. 5, 2008

"The stories are all familiar and available in more comprehensive collections, but the colorful illustrations and spacious page design make this a good choice for shared reading. (foreword) (Nonfiction. 8-10)"
In these 12 retellings, the Immortals come across as unusually benign. Read full book review >
A PICTURE FOR MARC by Eric A. Kimmel
FICTION
Released: Sept. 25, 2007

"Simple black-and-white drawings have a childlike quality as if done by the young Chagall. (author's note, bibliography) (Fiction. 6-10)"
For a young Jewish boy growing up in Tsarist Russia, wanting to become an artist is not likely to meet with enthusiastic parental support. Read full book review >
THE GREAT TEXAS HAMSTER DRIVE by Eric A. Kimmel
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

"Readers who didn't get their fill of hamsters from Peggy Rathmann's 10 Minutes Till Bedtime (1998) will scurry after this rodentine rout; it also makes a good match for Barbara Ann Porte's A Turkey Drive and Other Tales, illustrated by Yossi Abolafia (1993). (Picture book. 7-9)"
Kimmel spins out an original yarn featuring Pecos Bill, Slue Foot Sue, their five children and 18,376 hamsters. Read full book review >
RIP VAN WINKLE’S RETURN by Eric A. Kimmel
FICTION
Released: April 10, 2007

"Along with the problematic alterations, this consequently lacks the seamlessness of such other illustrated retellings as Freya Littledale's, illustrated by Michael Dooling (1991), and Will Moses's (1999). (afterword) (Picture book. 8-10)"
Kimmel remakes the Washington Irving classic into a shorter, more moralistic episode, preserving major events but changing the original by having Rip, after his long sleep, suffer remorse for his lazy ways and go forth with his grown children to become an industrious farmer. Read full book review >
THE THREE CABRITOS by Eric A. Kimmel
FAIRY TALES, FOLKTALES AND MYTHS
Released: March 1, 2007

"Any political implications in this fresh, original take on the familiar tale are (surely) inadvertent, and would go over the heads of younger readers anyway. (end note) (Picture book/folktale. 5-7)"
Kimmel sets his reworking of "The Three Billy Goats Gruff" just north of the Rio Grande, sending caprine musicians Reynaldo, Orlando and Augustín tripping across the border to a fiesta in Mexico. Read full book review >
THE LADY IN THE BLUE CLOAK by Eric A. Kimmel
FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2006

"These tales of simple folk beliefs may charm some readers and irritate others. (timeline for the Texas Missions, introduction, author's note) (Folktale anthology. 6-10)"
Kimmel retells six tales from Adina de Zavala's History and Legends of the Alamo and Other Missions In and Around San Antonio (1996). Read full book review >
THE FROG PRINCESS by Eric A. Kimmel
ANIMALS
Released: May 15, 2006

"The illustrator explains that the princess's untraditional yellow robe is a way to show the young woman's individualism, but the attractive watercolors lack a strong feeling for this unique cultural group. (author's and illustrator's notes) (Picture book/folktale. 6-9)"
In this transformation tale, a princess says that she would rather marry a frog than one of her many suitors, and the carelessly tossed-off statement comes true. Read full book review >
BLACKBEARD’S LAST FIGHT by Eric A. Kimmel
ADVENTURE
Released: April 6, 2006

"Exciting fare for pirate fans—as well as a discussion-provoking case study in international relations. (afterword) (Picture book/nonfiction. 8-10)"
A renowned pirate meets his bloody end in this fictionalized episode, spun from historical accounts. Read full book review >
THE HERO BEOWULF by Eric A. Kimmel
FAIRY TALES, FOLKTALES AND MYTHS
Released: May 7, 2005

"Still a grand tale, even when rendered into such a sketchy retelling as this, and well worth introducing to younger audiences. (afterword) (Picture book. 7-9)"
Though here Grendel resembles a balding, peg-toothed civil servant who happens to have green skin, and claws rather than fingers, this retelling of the first part of our oldest surviving epic poem in English retains echoes of the original's melodramatic violence and in the names—Hygelac, Ecgtheow, Wealhtheow—of its language. Read full book review >
THE CASTLE OF THE CATS by Eric A. Kimmel
FAIRY TALES, FOLKTALES AND MYTHS
Released: Oct. 1, 2004

"An additional purchase. (Folktale. 4-8)"
Based on a Latvian tale, but set in Ukraine, Kimmel's retelling is the story in which the youngest son wins the quest but gives up the prize his two brothers covet. Read full book review >
CACTUS SOUP by Eric A. Kimmel
FAIRY TALES, FOLKTALES AND MYTHS
Released: Sept. 1, 2004

"A good choice for those seeking variants of Stone Soup, or books with Mexican themes. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Kimmel serves up the familiar Stone Soup story with a Mexican flavor in this retelling set in northern Mexico during the time of the Mexican Revolution. Read full book review >
DON QUIXOTE AND THE WINDMILLS by Eric A. Kimmel
CLASSICS
Released: April 2, 2004

"But please, let kids grow up and encounter this good knight when they are ready for the real thing. (Picture book. 5-8)"
One of the greatest heroes of Western literature is played for a fool in this picture-book adaptation of Cervantes's classic. Read full book review >
WONDERS AND MIRACLES by Eric A. Kimmel
HOLIDAYS & FESTIVALS
Released: Feb. 1, 2004

"A truly wonderful and outstanding achievement. (Nonfiction. All ages)"
Kimmel compiles a beautiful celebration of Passover, one of the most observed holidays on the Jewish calendar, with contributions by some well-known authors such as Nina Jaffe and Rachel Pomerantz. Read full book review >
THREE SAMURAI CATS by Eric A. Kimmel
FAIRY TALES, FOLKTALES AND MYTHS
Released: April 15, 2003

"A sophisticated story designed to stimulate unconventional thinking. (author's note) (Picture book/folklore. 6-9)"
Zen stories are difficult for the uninitiated to grasp and this adaptation of a Japanese folktale by prolific reteller Kimmel is no exception. Read full book review >
BROTHER WOLF, SISTER SPARROW by Eric A. Kimmel
FAIRY TALES, FOLKTALES AND MYTHS
Released: April 15, 2003

"An author's note describes the process of canonization, but these are stories that will attract an audience separate from any religious message. (Biography. 7-12)"
Kimmel tells his brief stories well, based primarily on Butler's Lives of the Saints. Read full book review >
THE ERIE CANAL PIRATES by Eric A. Kimmel
ADVENTURE
Released: Sept. 15, 2002

"Children will want to book return trips after this anything-but-uneventful voyage. (map) (Picture book. 6-9)"
Kimmel and Glass (Grizz!, 2000) reunite for a rousing original tale of battle between canal pirates and a crew of mail carriers. Read full book review >
ANANSI AND THE MAGIC STICK by Eric A. Kimmel
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 15, 2001

"Let's hope not—his stories are too amusing. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Anansi the Trickster meets the Sorcerer's Apprentice in this story loosely based on a Liberian folktale. Read full book review >
PUMPKINHEAD by Eric A. Kimmel
FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

"Bright with folly and tomfoolery, Kimmel's tale has universal application and is ideally depicted by Haskamp's crew of amiably clownish pumpkinheads. (Picture book. 4-8)"
One thing you can say about Pumpkintown: Everyone has squash for brains. Read full book review >
A CLOAK FOR THE MOON by Eric A. Kimmel
FICTION
Released: March 15, 2001

"While not obviously reflective of its Hasidic roots, the retelling is satisfying both as a story of devotion and determination and as a magical look at the nature of light. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Kimmel and Krenina (The Magic Dreidels, 1996, etc.) reconstruct a literary fairy tale from a story by Rabbi Nachman of Bratslav. Read full book review >
WEBSITE OF THE WARPED WIZARD by Eric A. Kimmel
FICTION
Released: March 1, 2001

"Steering clear of both jargon and explicit gore, Kimmel dishes up a fast-paced caper that even clueless adults will enjoy. (Fiction. 9-11)"
Two young computer gamers experience some all-too-realistic on-line effects in this irreverent series opener. Read full book review >
ROBIN HOOK, PIRATE HUNTER! by Eric A. Kimmel
ADVENTURE
Released: March 1, 2001

"There's lots of mischief and fun here, but its hero simply can't measure up to its villains. (Picture book. 5-8)"
What do you get when you mix Robin Hood with Peter Pan, and throw in a dash of The Lord of the Flies? Read full book review >
THE RUNAWAY TORTILLA by Eric A. Kimmel
FAIRY TALES, FOLKTALES AND MYTHS
Released: Sept. 1, 2000

"How delicious! (Picture book/folk tale. 6-8)"
The author of a conventional Gingerbread Man (1993) dishes up another version, this with a Southwestern flavor and a female entree. Read full book review >
GERSHON’S MONSTER by Eric A. Kimmel
FAIRY TALES, FOLKTALES AND MYTHS
Released: Sept. 1, 2000

"Sustaining. (Folktale. 5+)"
Kimmel (Jar of Fools, p. 1287, etc.) is particularly skilled in refashioning the ritual and folklore of Judaism into widely accessible yet faith-filled retellings. Read full book review >
THE JAR OF FOOLS by Eric A. Kimmel
FICTION
Released: July 1, 2000

"An uneven collection, but a few of the stories will provide short seasonal read-alouds. (Fiction. 7-10)"
Chelm, the legendary Jewish town of fools, is the setting of Kimmel's (The Runaway Tortilla, see below, etc.) Read full book review >
THE TWO MOUNTAINS by Eric A. Kimmel
Released: March 15, 2000

"Distinguished storytelling by the team that produced The Three Princes (1994). (Picture book/folkore. 5-9)"
Broadly echoing the story of Adam and Eve, Kimmel retells the Aztec legend of Ixcocauqui, son of the sun god, and Coyolxauhqui, daughter of the goddess of the moon. Read full book review >
THE ROOSTER'S ANTLERS by Eric A. Kimmel
Released: Sept. 15, 1999

"Amid heavy black lines are vividly colored areas, all against a deep aqua background, and filled with pattern and movement. (Picture book. 6-8)"
A saucy version of a traditional tale of the Chinese zodiac from the creators of Ten Suns (1998). Read full book review >
SEVEN AT ONE BLOW by Eric A. Kimmel
FAIRY TALES, FOLKTALES AND MYTHS
Released: Nov. 15, 1998

"Children will enjoy the surface story; older readers will either wonder whether a man who believes his own lies will make a good ruler, or take heart from the tailor's swaggering path to success. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A lucky swipe earns a fearsome reputation for a tailor in search of fame and fortune in this tale from the Brothers Grimm. Read full book review >
TEN SUNS by Eric A. Kimmel
ANIMALS
Released: April 15, 1998

"Combined with Kimmel's simple yet captivating retelling, these evocative illustrations will appeal to readers and listeners alike. (Picture book/folklore. 4-8)"
This exquisitely illustrated Chinese legend explains why just one sun rests in the sky above. Read full book review >
SQUASH IT! by Eric A. Kimmel
ANIMALS
Released: May 15, 1997

"Rayevsky's boldly outlined illustrations are as earthy as the tale. (Picture book/folklore. 6-10)"
 A humorous adaptation of a Spanish story similar to Verna Aardema's retelling of The Riddle of the Drum (1978, o.p.), although Kimmel (Onions and Garlic, 1996, etc.) cites Ruth Sawyer's Picture Tales from Spain as his source. Read full book review >
ONIONS AND GARLIC by Eric A. Kimmel
FAIRY TALES, FOLKTALES AND MYTHS
Released: March 15, 1996

"Arnold's frenetic acrylic illustrations have a rough-hewn woodcut look; the action fairly sails off the page. (Picture book/folklore. 6-10)"
 A classic tale about the fool who makes good, while his acquisitive older brothers are left holding the bag. Read full book review >
THE ADVENTURES OF HERSHEL OF OSTROPOL by Eric A. Kimmel
FAIRY TALES, FOLKTALES AND MYTHS
Released: Oct. 15, 1995

"Kimmel's retelling aptly captures the ethnic origins of the collection, detailed in a foreword, and a last chapter, "Hershel's Sayings," is a treat. (Fiction/folklore. 6-10)"
Ten tales about the legendary Jewish trickster Hershel, including stories in which he outwits his own family, a bandit who tries to rob him, a local rabbi, an angel, and a count, and one in which he is outwitted by another trickster but gets revenge. Read full book review >
RIMONAH OF THE FLASHING SWORD by Eric A. Kimmel
FAIRY TALES, FOLKTALES AND MYTHS
Released: March 15, 1995

"The poses of the characters, the arrangements of the groups, the geometric interiors—everything has an eloquence that is completely independent of color. (Picture book/folklore. 4-8)"
 A North African version of Snow White, with forty thieves in the role of the seven dwarfs. Read full book review >
BAR MITZVAH by Eric A. Kimmel
RELIGION
Released: Jan. 1, 1995

"Kimmel helpfully answers some of them here. (B&W photos, glossary) (Nonfiction. 11-13)"
 Kimmel (The Three Princes, 1994, etc.) interviews those who have experienced bar mitzvah and intersperses their words among the rest of his history of and guide to this Jewish ceremony. Read full book review >
ANANSI AND THE TALKING MELON by Eric A. Kimmel
ANIMALS
Released: March 15, 1994

"Good-spirited tomfoolery, with storytelling that reels along with the ease of a seasoned prankster. (Picture book. 4-8)"
 For the third time, Kimmel (Anansi and the Moss-Covered Rock; Anansi Goes Fishing) lightly treads the path of the trickster spider. Read full book review >
I-KNOW-NOT-WHAT, I-KNOW-NOT-WHERE by Eric A. Kimmel
FAIRY TALES, FOLKTALES AND MYTHS
Released: March 15, 1994

"A creative and spirited retelling, resulting in a richly satisfying tale of high drama; for a more sophisticated audience than Diane Wolkstein's picture book version (Oom Razoom, 1991). (Folklore. 8-12)"
 Good-hearted Frol, the cruel czar's archer, defeats his master with the help of enchanted dove-maiden Frolya. Read full book review >
THE THREE PRINCES by Eric A. Kimmel
FAIRY TALES, FOLKTALES AND MYTHS
Released: March 15, 1994

"A smooth, accessible adaptation, much enhanced by the spare, powerful art. (Folklore/Picture book. 4-8)"
 Determined to marry the poorest—and most handsome—of the princes vying for her hand, the princess sends them for ``the rarest thing'' each can find. Read full book review >
THE WITCH'S FACE by Eric A. Kimmel
FAIRY TALES, FOLKTALES AND MYTHS
Released: Oct. 15, 1993

"A spellbinding readaloud for older children. (Folklore/Picture book. 7-11)"
 To his ever-lengthening series of retellings of great world folktales Kimmel adds the dark, intensely dramatic story of Don Aurelio, who falls in love with the beautiful young witch Emilia. Read full book review >
THREE SACKS OF TRUTH by Eric A. Kimmel
FAIRY TALES, FOLKTALES AND MYTHS
Released: April 15, 1993

"Entertaining tale; handsome presentation. (Folklore/Picture book. 8-10)"
 The magic fife given to Petit Jean in return for a kindness stands him in good stead when a sly king sets him a difficult task with a princess as prize: he must tend the royal rabbit herd, returning nightly with the full 10,000 bunnies. Read full book review >
THE OLD WOMAN AND HER PIG by Eric A. Kimmel
FAIRY TALES, FOLKTALES AND MYTHS
Released: Oct. 15, 1992

"Sorry, guys, this one just doesn't work. (Picture book. 3-6)"
 An earnest attempt to provide a nonviolent alternative to the familiar cumulative British folk tale. Read full book review >
THE TALE OF ALADDIN AND THE WONDERFUL LAMP by Eric A. Kimmel
FAIRY TALES, FOLKTALES AND MYTHS
Released: Oct. 15, 1992

 A concise retelling, with both text and illustrations framed in ogee arches. Read full book review >
THE FOUR GALLANT SISTERS by Eric A. Kimmel
FAIRY TALES, FOLKTALES AND MYTHS
Released: May 1, 1992

"Yuditskaya, a recent Russian emigrÇ, depicts this good-humored update in an opulent Renaissance setting with glowing theatrical backgrounds and figures detailed in vigorously telling line. (Folklore/Picture book. 5-10)"
 Freely adapting and combining two of the Grimms' tales (unidentified, but ``The Four Accomplished Brothers'' has a similar scenario) in a long new story sparkling with incident, Kimmel creates a lively saga of four self-reliant sisters who disguise themselves as men and earn skills that are then used to rescue the king's fiancÇe from a dragon. Read full book review >
BOOTS AND HIS BROTHERS by Eric A. Kimmel
FAIRY TALES, FOLKTALES AND MYTHS
Released: April 15, 1992

"Well crafted by all concerned, a fine addition. (Folklore/Picture book. 4-10)"
 A gifted storyteller whose most recent adaptation was Bearhead (1991) relays his own version of the popular tale about a kind and canny youngest son who is rewarded for chopping down a giant magical oak tree that is troubling the king and then digging him a well. Read full book review >
ANANSI GOES FISHING by Eric A. Kimmel
ANIMALS
Released: April 15, 1992

"Sure to delight the picture book crowd. (Folklore/Picture book. 4-10)"
 In what the author describes on the jacket as ``a variation of a [West African] tale found in Joyce Cooper Arkhurst's The Adventures of Spider,'' the spider trickster is roundly tricked by his friend Turtle. Read full book review >
THE GREATEST OF ALL by Eric A. Kimmel
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 15, 1991

"Still, an acceptable setting for a good story. (Folklore/Picture book. 4-10)"
 In this smooth retelling of ``The Wedding of the Mouse,'' from Uchida's classic The Dancing Kettle (1947), Father Mouse approaches the emperor as the greatest possible bridegroom for his daughter. Read full book review >
BEARHEAD by Eric A. Kimmel
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 15, 1991

"A satisfying story in a handsome setting. (Picture book. 4-10)"
 Kimmel states that he has adapted ``Ivanko the Bear's Son'' by giving the protagonist a bear's head on a man's body rather than the reverse, and by having him outwit a witch instead of his stepfather. Read full book review >
DAYS OF AWE by Eric A. Kimmel
FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 1991

"Introduction on the significance of the High Holidays; notes to the stories. (Folklore. 8-12)"
 Three well-crafted retellings focus on the pillars of the Jewish High Holidays: charity, prayer, and repentance. Read full book review >
BABA YAGA by Eric A. Kimmel
FAIRY TALES, FOLKTALES AND MYTHS
Released: April 15, 1991

"The two renditions, both good, are quite different in flavor: complementary, not redundant. (Folklore/Picture book. 4-8)"
 Another briskly-told variant of the Cinderella-cum-Hansel and Gretel story also recounted in Vasilissa the Beautiful (p. 253/C-49). Read full book review >