Eric A. Kimmel

Eric A. Kimmel is a well-known folklorist and the author of numerous books for children, including Hershel and the Hanukkah Goblins, a Caldecott Honor Book illustrated by Trina Schart Hyman, and The Rooster's Antlers: A Story of the Chinese Zodiac, illustrated by YongSheng Xuan. He lives in Oregon.

  • Hershel and the Hanukkah Goblins

    By Eric A. Kimmel

    Illustrated by Trina Schart Hyman

    Read by Gildart Jackson

    A traveler rids a village synagogue of goblins in this adaptation of the 1990 Caldecott Honor Book.

    Starred Review. "Eric Kimmel’s wonderful tale has not aged a whit, and it now receives prime treatment in this beautiful production. This is a wonderful presentation that will have little ones on the edge of their seats." - School Library Journal Review - School Library Journal (Video Review)

    Released September 29, 2015
    English, Unabridged

  • Hanukkah Bear

    By Eric A. Kimmel

    Illustrated by Mike Wohnoutka

    Read by Laural Merlington

    When a bear arrives at her door, Bubba Branya mistakes him for her rabbi. Together they celebrate!

    "Kimmel has pared down his The Chanukkah Guest (Holiday House, 1990) to create this new, reillustrated version for younger readers. Though a bit of the rich language is gone from this much-loved story about 97-year-old Bubba Brayna mistaking a latke-seeking bear for her rabbi, the essence and the humor remain...the new acrylic paintings by Wohnoutka have a warm, mirthful quality...Successful on every level, this holiday favorite is sure to be popular with anyone who appreciates a little humor with their holidays." - School Library Journal

    Released October 25, 2016
    English, Unabridged

  • Hanukkah Bear

    By Eric A. Kimmel

    Illustrated by Eric A. Kimmel

    Read by Laural Merlington

    When a bear arrives at her door, Bubba Brayna mistakes him for her rabbi. Together they celebrate!

    "Kimmel has pared down his The Chanukkah Guest (Holiday House, 1990) to create this new, reillustrated version for younger readers. Though a bit of the rich language is gone from this much-loved story about 97-year-old Bubba Brayna mistaking a latke-seeking bear for her rabbi, the essence and the humor remain...Successful on every level, this holiday favorite is sure to be popular with anyone who appreciates a little humor with their holidays." - School Library Journal

    Released October 25, 2016
    English, Unabridged