Part of me liked this read and part of me wasn't so sure about it. A boy named Simon is crossing the wide ocean without his parents to go to America. But as his ship heads toward his new home, it strikes an iceberg and begins to sink! Eric worked as an elementary school teache Eric A. By the last day of Hanukkah, Simon has nearly given up hope of ever being rescued. Little does either of them know that Simon will spend the first night of Hanukkah on an ice floe after his ship sinks. The bright glow signals a passing ship, and Simon makes it to New York after all.
He is immigrating to America to find work and send for his mother and siblings. In transit the ship sinks. The boat carrying the immigrants in this story reminded me very much of the Titanic. Eric has wanted to be an author since he first discovered back in kindergarten that people called authors make books. The illustrations are so darn cute. Is it a Hanukkah miracle that brings a friendly polar bear to Simon, or is it his caring, generous nature? Little does either of them know that Simon will spend the first night of Hanukkah on an ice floe after his ship sinks. Los Angeles ; New York: Disney Hyperion Books.
Text-to-Self: I can relate to Simon because I also believe in miracles. His first love is sharing stories from different countries and cultures. He gives his latkes to the polar bear and hopes for a Hanukkah miracle. It made me think that if Simon can stay positive, than so can I! Most of us thanks upfront to get happy to visit match us! Both ships set sail for the Unites States across the frozen ocean when they struck an iceberg and sunk. Los Angeles ; New York: Disney Hyperion Books, 2014. He kindly offers his seat in a lifeboat to an adult man with children to care for and finds himself wishing for Hanukkah miracles as he awaits rescue from the iceberg that doomed the ship. Simon's mother knows he will need a miracle, so she reminds him to celebrate Hanukkah wherever he may be.
A ePub retelling of the ancient Hanukkah story is included on the last page. They use the name of a Real Major of New York City which makes me wonder but with a google search I haven't found even a shred of truth. After awhile, it is difficult to imagine that their is any good. Little does either of them know that Simon will spend the first night of Hanukkah on an ice floe after his ship sinks. This fanciful Hanukkah tale-like none you've ever read before-celebrates eight miracles: family, friendship, hope, selflessness, sharing, faith, courage, and love. Packed with miracles, this is a great new Hanukkah story for your collection.
However, at the end of the book, every event that happened tied together and I actually went back in my mind and enjoyed the story. Text-to-Text: This book reminded me of the Magic Treehouse: Tonight on the Titanic. At the same time, the idea of being a survivor of a ship wreck is possible. I'm not Jewish so I didn't really know much about Hanukkah, but this story explained a tiny bit to me and I enjoyed it. When he arrives in New York, his story appears in all of the newspapers and he is reunited with the man whose life he saved. He jumps from the ship and lands on the iceberg where he meets a polar bear who is hungry.
She shares his latkes, enjoys his songs, goes fishing for him, and even keeps him warm at night. Simon thinks about how terrible it is to be without a father, so he lets the father go in his place. I would categorize it as a cross between Realistic and Fantasy Fiction. I did not like the beginning of the book where the ship that Simon was on started to sink and he got off to let some random man on. Text is a bit Simon ends up on a sinking ship on his way to America to make a fresh start for himself and his family. Text-to-World: It feels like in today's world, there is just one tragedy after the next.
You just have to believe. His fate seems sealed as the days pass, but Simon has his faith, and is praying for one more Hanukkah miracle. Simon willingly gives up his seat to a man in a fur coat and as the lifeboats float away, Simon is left all alone on the iceberg. I would categorize it as a cross between Realistic and Fantasy Fiction. However, at the end of the book, every event that happened tied together and I actually went back in my mind and enjoyed the story. It's very important for people that all real concerning Eric A.
By the last day of Hanukkah, Simon has nearly given up hope of ever being rescued. Text is a bit long for reading aloud with a group, but a satisfying story nonetheless. A young boy leaves his family behind and sets out alone for America with his knapsack full of hard-boiled eggs, herring, and bread—plus a small menorah, a box of candles, matches, a dreidel, and latkes to celebrate Hanukkah during his journey. Perhaps it is not too much to hope for one more, he thinks, as he lights all of the candles in the menorah. Simon is able to find blessings in his situation, regardless of how hopeless it may seem. During the last several years he and his wife Doris have visited China, Norway, Italy, Russia, Sweden, Denmark, Finland, Singapore, Canada, and Panama. Despite fearing for his life, he remembers the first night of Hanukkah and lights his menorah and spins his dreidel.
The story breaks from Titanic lore when Simon hops from the sinking ship and onto the villainous iceberg. Simon's mother knows he will need a miracle, so she reminds him to celebrate Hanukkah wherever he may be. The sea is dark and vast, the iceberg is cold and daunting, and the polar bear is massive, but the reader will feel the warm glow of the Hanukkah candles and the love between the boy and the bear. Simon and the Bear is a Hanukkah tale about a young boy who sets sail for America on a Titanic-esque ship that eventually hits an iceberg. Simon's mother knows he will need a miracle, so she reminds him to celebrate Hanukkah wherever he may be. Simon And The Bear: a Hanukkah Tale Disney Hyperion, September 2, 2014 written by Eric A. The story of the sinking of the Titanic is very similar to what happened to Simon on the U.