Kimmel s light hearted retelling underscores the humor in the tale of the cocky little tailor who wins a kingdom through clever trickery and a few strokes of luck After swatting the flies in his jelly and engraving the feat on his belt seven at one blow he sets out to seek the grander fortune he believes is his Kimmel s swaggering hero is even successful than his Grimms forebear in this version, the grumbling princess and her father run away in the night, leaving the tailor with the entire kingdom and no cranky wife Lloyd s fine lined pen and wash illustrations set the opening scene in a small but busy village housing the tailor s humble attic quarters later, the rumpled sheets on his palace bed convey the same homey feel despite his change in station The tailor s skirmishes with varied creatures are filled with action aptly evoked by well placed Pollock type splashes and the gangly giants and drooling ogres are suitably ugly but none too frightening, making this a fine retelling for younger listeners. Free Download [ Seven at One Blow: A Tale from the Brothers Grimm ] author [ Eric A. Kimmel ] For Kindle ePUB or eBook – bluevapours.co.uk
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 teacher at P.S 68 in Manhattan while working on his masters degree at New York University From there he went to the US Virgin Islands where he worked as a teacher and librarian He spent a lot of time lying on St Thomas beautiful beaches Returning to reality, he finished his Ph.D degree in Education at the University of Illinois in 1973 He taught courses in language arts, children s literature, and storytelling at Indiana University at South Bend in South Bend, Indiana from 1973 to 1978, and from 1978 to 1993 at Portland State University in Portland, Oregon Eric retired from college teaching in 1993 to become a full time writer He still holds the rank of Professor Emeritus of Education at Portland State Eric has wanted to be an author since he first discovered back in kindergarten that people called authors make books His first book came out in 1974 Since then he has published over fifty titles, many of which have won numerous state awards, appeared on school and library recommended lists, and won prestigious awards such as the Caldecott Honor Medal Hershel and the Hanukkah Goblins and the Sydney Taylor Picture Book Award The Chanukkah Guest and Gershon s Monster Eric travels throughout the United States and the world visiting schools, talking about his books, and telling stories His first love is sharing stories from different countries and cultures During the last several years he and his wife Doris have visited China, Norway, Italy, Russia, Sweden, Denmark, Finland, Singapore, Canada, and Panama He is always looking out for ideas for new books Eric and Doris live in Portland, Oregon Eric has a dog named Tasha, a cat named Inky, and a tank full of tropical fish He has several hobbies He loves bluegrass music He keeps his banjo next to his desk so he can practice whenever he takes a break from writing.
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- Seven at One Blow: A Tale from the Brothers Grimm
- Eric A. Kimmel
- 05 April 2018 Eric A. Kimmel