Simon and the Bear: A Hanukkah Tale

Simon and the Bear: A Hanukkah Tale


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781423143550
Publisher: Disney Press
Publication date: 09/02/2014
Pages: 40
Sales rank: 262,407
Product dimensions: 10.10(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.30(d)
Lexile: AD500L (what's this?)
Age Range: 3 - 5 Years

About the Author

Eric A. Kimmel ( was born in Brooklyn, New York and wanted to be an author ever since kindergarten, when he first learned of their existence. He holds a Ph.D. degree in Education and taught college courses in language arts, children's literature, and storytelling until he retired from teaching in 1993 to become a full-time writer. His first book came out in 1974. Since then he has published over fifty titles, many of which have won numerous state awards, appeared on school and library recommended lists, and won prestigious awards such as the Caldecott Honor Medal (Hershel and the Hanukkah Goblins) and the Sydney Taylor Picture Book Award (The Chanukkah Guest and Gershon's Monster). Eric and his wife Doris live in Portland, Oregon.

Matthew Trueman ( grew up in northern Italy and returned to the States to attend the Ringling School of Art and Design, where he earned a B.F.A. in illustration. He has done magazine and advertising work and has illustrated several award-winning children's books, including When the Chickens Went on Strike, Noah's Mittens, and A Picture for Marc. He works from a studio in his home by the Delaware River, where he lives with his wife, Anna, and their daughter, Mina.

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