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Hershel and the Hanukkah Goblins By Eric Kimmel

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One cold winter night, a wandering man named Hershel happens upon a small town (called Ostropol) immobilized by fear. With cleverness and a bit of deception, he outwits the pack of evil goblins who keep the town from lighting its Hanukkah candles each year, and becomes a hero–to such a degree that in my house, my four-year-old runs around screaming “Batman of Ostropol!”

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Laurel SnyderLaurel Snyder is most recently the author of Baxter, the Pig Who Wanted to Be Kosher (a picture book) and Penny Dreadful (a middle grade novel). She lives in Atlanta and online at

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