On December 28, 169 BC, the menorah is lit to rededicate the Holy Temple of Jerusalem after two centuries of foreign rule and religious oppression and a seven-year revolt. It burns for eight days without the sufficient fuel needed to do so, birthing the holiday known as Hanukkah. While many books instruct on the traditions and story of Hanukkah, Eric A. Kimmel’s “Hershel and the Hanukkah Goblins,” gives readers an entertaining folk tale that appeals to wide audiences. It is a Caldecott Honor Book. The story tells of the humorous adventure of a traveler, Hershel of Ostropol, who rids a village synagogue of goblins.

Book Title: Hershel and the Hanukkah Goblins

Book Author: Kimmel, Eric A.

Dewey Decimal Call Number: JFIC KIM

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