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The Adventures of Hershel of Ostropol

By: Eric A. Kimmel

Short Stories

Meet Hershel, the cleverest (and laziest) man in all of Ostropol. Hershel has nothing but his wits to rely on to earn enough money to feed his family. Luckily, that’s about all he needs…

Ages: 9+

64 pages

Holiday House

Average Rating: (46 Ratings)

Funny and adventurous
Submitted 3/4/2019 by EASports

Thumbs up!

This book is filled with many great stories of laughter and wit. Herschel made me want to read the book over and over again.

Submitted 3/2/2019 by ReaderBoy92

Thumbs up!

I really liked this book. It taught me more about ancient Jew times.

Funny but good
Submitted 2/7/2019 by Swimmer99

Thumbs up!

I learned more about Jewish history from this book.

I really enjoyed reading all of the short stories.

This book was so funny and an easy read!
Submitted 2/4/2019 by juliegeller

I loved this book!

I have read this book a million times and I'm still not bored of it! I will definitely read more books by this author.

the book was weird but ok!
Submitted 2/3/2019 by lollipops123

This book was just OK

the book most of the time made me laugh! I really don't laugh when I'm reading something funny!

Submitted 2/2/2019 by CheckmateChamp

very good!
Submitted 1/7/2019 by greenapple7

Thumbs up!

very fun twist on the classic!

AMAZING!!
Submitted 1/5/2019 by barakf

I loved this book!

This is an amazing book! 100% Recommend. It is a lot like Rabbi Harvey.You should read it!!!

awesome
Submitted 1/4/2019 by Funstonfunkid

Thumbs up!

This book made me think more about being Jewish.

I love this book! It is awesome. If i had to choose one book i like the most from pj our way it is this one. read it or else!

This was the best book
Submitted 1/4/2019 by BRems

Thumbs up!

This book made me think more about being Jewish.

I think this book was really really funny!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Awesome book
Submitted 1/2/2019 by hammerofthor

Thumbs up!

Hershel had some very clever ideas but some were a bit cruel in my opinion. My favorite part was when he got his Uncle Zalman to do a good deed.

the best book ever
Submitted 12/9/2018 by pjlibraryfan

I loved this book!

I learned more about Jewish history from this book.

I loved this book because they used reality and comedy to persuade me to read more of the book :-)

pretty good book
Submitted 12/8/2018 by Pokemoncity

I loved this book!

I learned more about Jewish history from this book.

This was a very good book. I just thought it could have moved a little faster.

pretty good!
Submitted 12/6/2018 by QuantumKid

I liked this book.

I learned more about Jewish history from this book.

Awesome
Submitted 12/2/2018 by Fencing

Awesome book
Submitted 11/11/2018 by LegoChamp

Thumbs up!

This book taught me more about Jewish holidays, rituals, and even food.

This book was full of stories of Hershel's adventures

niceeeeee
Submitted 11/9/2018 by Andrew1

I loved this book!

This book made me think more about being Jewish.

if you like rabbi Hervey this book is for you. DISCLAMER this has no pictures

Good Book!
Submitted 11/7/2018 by ilovegreatestshowman

I liked this book.

This book taught me more about Jewish holidays, rituals, and even food.

I think this was a good book, but not as good as others I've read.

It was really good. I liked that it was really funny and ridiculous!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Submitted 11/7/2018 by BearPudding

I loved this book!

This book made me think more about friendship.

I love Herschell and the Hanukah Goblins so I wanted to read another Herschell book, this book did not disappoint! I didn't like it, I LOVED it!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I laughed out loud!!!!!!!!!!!!

SUPER funny!
Submitted 11/7/2018 by NutcrackerGirl

I loved this book!

This book made me think more about friendship.

This book is super funny! Great book!😃

Super FUNNY book!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Submitted 11/6/2018 by WildMaineGirl

I would read more books by this author.

I love this book!

Submitted 11/5/2018 by bookagent

This is a very good book. It's good for children and I like it a lot. It's a funny book.

a very FUNNY story!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Submitted 11/4/2018 by queenbyrd

I loved this book!

This book taught me more about Israel.

I liked this book a lot!!!!

SO GOOD!
Submitted 11/4/2018 by doglover41

This book is very funny!!! I love this book! If you like crazy things you will like this book.

Really funny!
Submitted 11/4/2018 by JTLovestoRead

Thumbs up!

This book made me think more about friendship.

good book
Submitted 11/3/2018 by hebrewwhiz

This book was just OK

This book was so funny!
Submitted 11/1/2018 by NinjaSnake

I loved this book!

It's a great book! You should really read it!

So funny!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1
Submitted 10/31/2018 by etztamar22

Thumbs up!

This book taught me more about Jewish holidays, rituals, and even food.

How silly!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Awesome book!
Submitted 10/9/2018 by Funstonfunkid

Thumbs up!

This book made me think more about friendship.

The book is really funny! you should read it! It is meant for the younger kids(9+)

Submitted 10/9/2018 by MELOVENERFGUNS1

I loved this book!

hershel is really smart and funny. you should get it if you like witty, funny stories.

fun and funny!
Submitted 10/8/2018 by MangaGirl

Thumbs up!

I really don't know what to say, I just love how hershel fools everyone.

Engaging book
Submitted 10/8/2018 by luvstories

The stories are hysterical and I highly recommend this book!

amazing!!
Submitted 10/7/2018 by sfbooks

Thumbs up!

This book was really cool. Anyone that loves the books about Rabbi Harvey will surely love this, too. It is a little different than Rabbi Harvey, because it is not written in comic strips, but it is still a great book.

Very funny
Submitted 10/6/2018 by Yelly

Thumbs up!

This book contains ten amusing stories about Hershel. I would read this book it you like short Jewish folktales.

This book was pretty good, but not the best
Submitted 10/5/2018 by DinosaursAreAwesome

This book was pretty good. It was too short, though, and some of the stories weren’t so good. However, overall it’s a good book. If you like the rabbi Harvey books, then you might like this book, although one of the stories from this book is almost the same as a story from rabbi Harvey. If you’re thinking “I like rabbi Harvey, so I’ll get this book” you might be abut disappointed. This book was good, I guess, but I’ve read better.

Short and sweet!
Submitted 10/5/2018 by momofaande

Thumbs up!

I loved all the stories in this book, because they made you think. I would've liked more stories, though...

Submitted 10/5/2018 by Jellybeenz

Not as good as Rabbi Harvey (which is what it is based off),but was ok.

it was ok
Submitted 10/4/2018 by booklover100

This book was just OK

I liked it, but it was really short.

funny - I love it!
Submitted 10/3/2018 by rainbowkeshet

Thumbs up!

I learned more about Jewish history from this book.

Funniest book I've ever read! Good book, i would read it again. Hershel is funny but a trickster. It was too short, I wish they had more stories about him!

I liked this book but it wasn't the best book in the world.
Submitted 10/3/2018 by tannerydancer8

This book was just OK

If you like books that are interesting and wise you would like this book.

Interesting
Submitted 10/3/2018 by thegreat

I would read more books by this author.

This book made me think more about the importance of family.

It’s a very thoughtful book well written and a great story to tell to everyone

Submitted 9/28/2018 by hebrewwhiz

This book was just OK

Submitted 8/3/2018 by Hockeyguy21

I liked this book.

This book made me think more about being Jewish.

Submitted 8/3/2018 by Spicyonion

A great book of traditional Jewish Folktales
Submitted 8/2/2018 by popover

I loved this book!

Thumbs up!
Submitted 7/31/2018 by NationalDT

This is a cleverly written book. It reminds me of Rabbi Harvey.
I would lend this book to a friend. I think I know a lot of people who would enjoy this!

By Aaron, Kid Advisory Committee

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Eric A. Kimmel
Author of The Adventures of Hershel of Ostropol

Eric. A. Kimmel and his wife, Doris, live in Portland, Oregon with a cat named Doug, a snake called Pirate, and a tank full of tropical fish. His first book came out in 1974, and he’s written more than 50 others since!

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