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The Jar of Fools

The Jar of Fools

by Eric A. Kimmel Illustrated by Mordicai Gerstein

The residents of Chelm do not see things the same way that people in other towns and cities do. In Chelm, latkes can be created from nothing using a magic spoon, hay forks can be menorahs, and dreidels do not have any letters on their sides. But are the residents truly foolish, or perhaps wiser than all the rest?

Ages
8, 9, 10
Interest Level
Grades 3 - 5
Grade Level Equivalent
3.4
Lexile Measure
530L
Guided Reading
NR
Publisher
HOLIDAY HOUSE
Number of Pages
55
Genre
Fables, Folk Tales and Myths

About the Author and Illustrator

Eric A. Kimmel Children's author Eric Kimmel was influenced by both the stories his grandmother remembered from her childhood in Europe and his copy of Grimm's Fairy Tales . His works include Anansi and the Moss-Covered Rock and Gershon's Monster .
Mordicai Gerstein Mordicai Gerstein has been illustrating Elizabeth Levy's and began children's book series for thirty years. Learn about Gernstein and how his dream of becoming an artist cme true.

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