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The Mysterious Guests: A Sukkot Story

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Master storyteller Eric A. Kimmel spins a tale of Sukkot just in time for the Jewish harvest festival. It was the season of Sukkot, the Jewish harvest festival. Two brothers each built a sukkah, or shelter, to celebrate and share in the gifts of the earth. One brother was very rich; the other brother was very poor. He built a sukkah of found materials and leftover goods, y ...more
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published September 1st 2008 by Holiday House
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Aug 25, 2011 Amy rated it it was ok
The illustrations in this book are just lovely, but I'm not sure that my niece fully understood the moral of this tale. In fact, I know she didn't, because I asked her what it was, and she couldn't quite tell me. I think that the story was either too long, so her attention span didn't go the distance, or the pictures were so pretty she was distracted from the words. Honestly, I'm thinking that her attention span didn't hold up to the challenge.

Still, this is a very pretty storybook with a good m
Jan 10, 2009 Tricia rated it liked it
story about two brothers--one weathy and mean, the other poor but rich in heart--related to sukkot, Jewish harvest festival.
Jan 21, 2013 Mckinley rated it really liked it
Love the story. The pictures aren't my favorite but still good.
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Eric A. Kimmel was born in Brooklyn, NY in 1946. He attended PS 193, Andries Hudde Junior High School, and Midwood High School. Brooklyn College was across the street from his high school, so he didn’t want to go there. He headed west, to Easton, Pennsylvania where he graduated from Lafayette College in 1967 with a bachelor’s degree in English literature.
Eric worked as an elementary school teache
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