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?
- 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
- Interest Level
- Grades 3 - 5
- Grade Level Equivalent
- Lexile Measure
- Guided Reading
- Holiday House
- Number of Pages
- Fairy Tales, Folk Tales, Fables
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 Even as a small child Mordicai Gerstein dreamed of being an artist. He spent much of his youth painting and exploring the world of art in Los Angeles and eventually went to the Chouinard Institute of Art. Gerstein is not only an accomplished children’s book author and illustrator, he is a painter, sculptor and award-winning designer and director of animated films.