Books by Deborah Heiligman

VINCENT AND THEO by Deborah Heiligman
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 18, 2017

"A remarkably insightful, profoundly moving story of fraternal interdependence and unconditional love. (timeline, author's note, biography, source notes, index) (Biography. 14-18)"
As she did in Charles and Emma (2009), her biography of the Darwins, Heiligman renders a nuanced portrait of the complex, devoted, and enduring relationship between the Van Gogh brothers. Read full book review >
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 11, 2013

"Social learners and budding math lovers alike will find something awesome about this exceptional man. (Picture book/biography. 3-9)"
An exuberant and admiring portrait introduces the odd, marvelously nerdy, way cool Hungarian-born itinerant mathematical genius. Read full book review >
INTENTIONS by Deborah Heiligman
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Aug. 14, 2012

"A modestly daring coming-of-age tale with a (presumably) unintentionally preachy tone. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
Shockingly, Rachel overhears her rabbi having sex in the sanctuary of her synagogue before confirmation class. Read full book review >
COOL DOG, SCHOOL DOG by Deborah Heiligman
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 1, 2009

"Bowers's goofy, energetic illustrations to make this gentle piece of propaganda go down easy. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Tinka the dog returns for a romp through school that starts badly but ends well (Fun Dog, Sun Dog, 2005). Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Feb. 1, 2009

This rich, insightful portrait of Charles and Emma Darwin's marriage explores a dimension of the naturalist's life that has heretofore been largely ignored. Read full book review >
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 10, 2007

"Glossary, bibliography, websites and a map noting the sites of each photograph complete this handsome Holidays Around the World edition. (Nonfiction. 4-10)"
This beautiful explanation of the Jewish High Holy Days depicts the celebration and observance from a global perspective in a colorful, clean photographic design. Read full book review >
BABIES by Deborah Heiligman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2002

"Hello toddler.' (Nonfiction. 4-8)"
A satisfying introduction to babies from birth to toddler that explores how they grow, what they see and hear, why they look like their parents and more. Read full book review >