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Rip Van Winkle's Return

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Rip Van Winkle is an idler who would rather starve for a penny than work for a pound, and his wife is constantly nagging him. In search of peace, Rip heads off to the woods one day with his faithful dog, Wolf. High up in the Catskill Mountains, Rip meets an unusual group of little men. He drinks their strong beverage and falls into a deep sleep. When he awakens, he finds t ...more
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published March 20th 2007 by Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) (first published 2007)
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Meg McGregor
Jan 13, 2017 rated it liked it
I don't know about other people, but I don't like Rip's character at all! He is lazy, doesn't provide for his family, and doesn't care of the health and education of his two young children. Dame Van Winkle has a right to be irritated with him! If my husband was that lazy, I'd be a bit cranky too!

Although I always knew Dame Van Winkle loved Rip, even though Rip has some serious character flaws!

But getting back to my rant...... If he has time to fish and hunt (usually not bringing back enough to s
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Todd Strader
Aug 01, 2013 rated it liked it
When I first picked up Rip Van Winkle's Return I thought it might be an expansion of Irving's original. In fact, as one might expect, it is a simplified retelling. It is well done and I like Eric Kimmel's choices to show Dame Van Winkle's point of view in a more sympathetic light and to add a redemptive element to Rip's journey though time. The moral warring regarding the dangers of idleness is as timely as ever. It convinced me to abstain from Face Book and play Mine Craft for the rest of the d ...more
Thuy
Feb 13, 2016 rated it it was ok
uhh...a deadbeat dad wrote this story to make himself feel better. how is this a children's book?
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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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