Search Results: "Eric A. Kimmel"


BOOK REVIEW

A CLOAK FOR THE MOON by Eric A. Kimmel
CHILDREN'S
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 >

BOOK REVIEW

A PICTURE FOR MARC by Eric A. Kimmel
CHILDREN'S
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 >

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

A HORN FOR LOUIS by Eric Kimmel
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Dec. 27, 2005

Kimmel embroiders one of the several contradictory anecdotes Louis Armstrong told about how he got his first horn into a warm Hanukkah tale with a whiff of old New Orleans. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HISS-S-S-S! by Eric A. Kimmel
CHILDREN'S
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 >

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 >

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >