Onions and Garlic by Eric A. Kimmel
An Old Tale

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The youngest of a merchant's three sons proves that he is not as foolish as he was thought to be when he trades a sackful of onions for a fortune in diamonds.
 

About Eric A. Kimmel

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Eric Kimmel was born in Brooklyn, NY in 1946. He received a bachelor's degree in English Literature from Lafayette College. He also has a Ph.D. in Education from the University of Illinois. He was an elementary school teacher and college professor before becoming a full-time writer. He has published over fifty titles, many of which have won state and national awards. His titles "Hershel and the Hanukkah Goblins" won the Caldecott Honor Medal, "The Chanukkah Guest" and "Gershon's Monster" won the Sydney Taylor Picture Book Award and "Anansi and the Talking Melon" won the Utah Children's Choice Award. Kimmel travels nationally and internationally visiting schools and talking about his books and telling stories. Katya Arnold decided to become an artist, inspired by the examples of her grandmother, an artist and costume maker, and her great-uncle, a children's book author. Born is Moscow, she studied art and illustration at Moscow Polygraphic Institute, then taught at Moscow Polygraphic Institute, then taught at Moscow University before moving to the United States.Katya Arnold has created several children's books, including "Meow!", "Duck, Duck, Goose?", and "The Adventures of Snowwoman". She lives in New York with her family.
 
Published March 1, 1996 by Holiday House. 32 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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When his father refuses to give him anything to trade, Getzel begs for some cheap goods and sets sail with a bag of onions.

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But when his brothers attempt a similar trade with garlic, they return with a cargo deemed ""more precious than diamonds"" by the foreign king: onions.

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