January 2, 1995
Penguin Books of Canada, Limited
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 0670855405
ISBN - 13: 9780670855407
From the Publisher
Stories, sayings, and factual material intermingle in this account of the ritual involving a Jewish boy's coming of age.
About the Author
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.
From Our Editors
The perfect book for a boy preparing for his own ceremony, or for anyone, Jewish or not, who would like to learn about this moving and joyous tradition. Kimmel provides historical background, explanations of ceremonial objects and rituals, and real-life bar mitzvah stories--funny, dramatic, and poignant--many of which are told in the participants' own voice. Illustrated