Monday, June 10, 2013

Hershel and the Hanukkah Goblins

Author: Eric Kimmel
Illustrator:   Trina Schart Hyman
Publisher:  Scholastic
Publication Year:   1990
Location: Knox County Public Library- Powell

Awards:  Caldecott Honor

Summary: In this book, Hershel arrives in a town to discover that none of the traditional Hannukah celebrations are taking place because wicked goblins were keeping them from them. Hershel offers to stop the goblins and he uses cleverness to stop each goblin.

Classroom Ideas: This book would fit into a classroom study of holidays around the world.  It also has an easy plot with problem and solution.

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