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Chelm for the Holidays

Chelm for the Holidays
Sonja Wimmer Illustrated by

Lerner Publishing Group

Limited ***

7.5 X 5.3 in
72 pg

JUVENILE FICTION / Religious / Jewish
JUVENILE FICTION / Humorous Stories
JUVENILE FICTION / Holidays & Celebrations / Other, Religious
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Celebrating Jewish holidays has never been sillier than in Chelm, the Village of Fools! While the Chelmites try to solve problems—like outsmarting bees to get Rosh Hashanah honey, and keeping menorah candles lit without enough oil—their foolishness causes even more chaos. Enjoy these tall tales, old and new, one for each of ten holidays throughout the Jewish year.


"[C]ombine[s] the Chelmites' goofy logic with endearing evocations of shtetl life."—Publishers Weekly

"A lot of fun." — School Library Journal Online

Author Bio

Valerie Estelle Frankel is the author of more than fifty books. She has taught children of all ages and is a former San Jose State University professor. She enjoys dancing, acting and creating costumes. She lives in California.
Sonja Wimmer loves painting pictures and telling stories. After studying and working some years as a designer in her hometown Munich and Brussels, she decided to pack her suitcase and move to Barcelona to study Illustration at the "Llotja" Arts and Crafts School. Since then she lives between brushes and all kinds of wonderful tales, working as freelance illustrator for publishing houses and other clients around the world.