Books by Caryn Yacowitz

I KNOW AN OLD LADY WHO SWALLOWED A DREIDEL by Caryn Yacowitz
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 26, 2014

"Fun, in an odd sort of way. (Picture book. 5-8)"
The old folk song is given a Hanukkah spin in a parody that blends Jewish tradition with art appreciation. Read full book review >
PUMPKIN FIESTA by Caryn Yacowitz
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 30, 1998

"Champions of honesty and hard work will not be disappointed in Old Juana's clever outwitting of her bumbling neighbor, and her ultimate transformation of his roguery with a promise of mentoring. (Picture book. 5-9)"
Foolish Fernando joins the likes of Juan Bobo in a folktale-like formula starring a 19th-century story anti-hero who's always getting things wrong. Read full book review >
THE JADE STONE by Caryn Yacowitz
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 15, 1992

"A tale about artistic integrity, told with such artful simplicity that it'll be easily accessible to young children. (Folklore/Picture book. 5-9)"
When the Emperor of China is given a perfect piece of jade, he orders master carver Chan Lo to form from it ``a dragon of wind and fire.'' But Chan Lo can carve only what he hears in the stone, and the gentle, playful sounds emanating from this noble piece speak of a graceful trio of carp. Read full book review >