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The Resource Simon and the Bear

Simon and the Bear

Label
Simon and the Bear
Title
Simon and the Bear
Statement of responsibility
Eric A. Kimmel ; illustrated by Matthew Trueman
Creator
Contributor
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Before Simon sails to America, he promises his family that he will get a job and send for them. Simon's mother knows he will need a miracle, so she reminds him to celebrate Hanukkah wherever he may be. Little does either of them know that Simon will spend the first night of Hanukkah on an ice floe after his ship sinks.The lone survivor out in the wide ocean, Simon lights the first candle, and it attracts a visitor: a polar bear. Does she eat him? No! She shares his latkes, enjoys his songs, goes fishing for him, and even keeps him warm at night. By the last day of Hanukkah, Simon has nearly given up hope of ever being rescued. But then he recounts all of the miracles that have befallen him so far. Perhaps it is not too much to hope for one more, he thinks, as he lights all of the candles in the menorah. The bright glow signals a passing ship, and Simon makes it to New York after all. This fanciful Hanukkah tale—like none you've ever read before—celebrates eight miracles: family, friendship, hope, selflessness, sharing, faith, courage, and love. A retelling of the ancient Hanukkah story is included on the last page
Summary
Stranded on an iceberg on his way to America, Simon remembers his mother's parting words and lights the first candle on his menorah while praying for a miracle, which soon arrives in the form of a friendly polar bear
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
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10325510
Cataloging source
BT
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  • Kimmel, Eric A
  • Trueman, Matthew
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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  • 0
  • 2
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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Trueman, Matthew
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True
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  • Juvenile Fiction
  • Picture Book Fiction
Target audience
primary
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a Hanukkah tale
Label
Simon and the Bear
Instantiates
Publication
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OVERDRIVE:4fac76df-0d97-476d-b1bf-fdf0ad953fbf
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781368004404
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Simon and the Bear
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:4fac76df-0d97-476d-b1bf-fdf0ad953fbf
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781368004404
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

Library Locations

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