Simon and the Bear: A Hanukkah Tale
Simon and the Bear: A Hanukkah Tale
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Simon and the Bear: A Hanukkah Tale

Written by Eric A. Kimmel & illustrated by Matthew Trueman
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3 - 5
Reading age
40
Page count
36
Words per page
~479L
Lexile measure
Sep 2, 2014
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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.

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Book Details

ISBN
9781423143550
Publication Date
September 2, 2014
Publisher
Disney-Hyperion
Page Count
40
Words Per Page
36
Audience
Picture
Reading Age
3 - 5 years
Lib. of Congress (LCCN)
2013046370
Est. Lexile® Level
~479L
Est. Fountas & Pinnell Level
~M
ATOS® Book Level
3.2
Accelerated Reader® Points
0.5
Accelerated Reader Quiz
170598
Accelerated Reader Interest Level
LG

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