Books by Malcah Zeldis

Released: May 1, 2006

"A good introduction to a somewhat neglected baseball player. (statistics, chronology, glossary, bibliography) (Picture book/biography. 8-10)"
Hank Greenberg was not the first Jewish baseball player in the major leagues, but he was perhaps the first star ball player who was Jewish, and certainly the first elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame. Read full book review >
Released: March 1, 2006

"As one of what is sure to be many this year, this offering stands as an additional purchase. (Picture book/biography. 6-9)"
Bright folk-art-inspired illustrations accompany a lucid account of the great man's life. Read full book review >
Released: Oct. 1, 2002

"The appended chronology ends with 1999, so this inspiring portrait can also serve as an updated replacement for Floyd Cooper's Mandela: From the Life of the South African Statesman (1996). (bibliography, pronunciation guide) (Picture book/biography. 8-9)"
McDonough and Zeldis turn from Sisters in Strength (2000) to a leader of a different sort. Read full book review >
MARTIN LUTHER KING by Rosemary L. Bray
Released: Jan. 1, 1995

"She and Bray breathe new life into King's story, and into the details of the civil rights movement as well. (Chronology) (Picture book/biography. 7+)"
A fine introduction to the life of King—lucid, real, captivating. Read full book review >
Released: April 1, 1994

"A visually attractive offering that does pull these stories together; but send those who can handle it on to Alice Bach's meatier Miriam's Well (1991). (Bible/Picture book. 4-8)"
Subtitled Women of the Old Testament, a handsome picture book showcasing the vibrant paintings of ``an internationally known folk artist.'' Zeldis depicts well-known figures—Rebecca at the well, Yokheved hiding her son Moses, Jael killing Sisera- -in full-page art supplemented with freely drawn borders for her daughter's summaries of their stories. Read full book review >
HONEST ABE by Edith Kunhardt
Released: Jan. 16, 1993

"An acceptable first biography, and interesting for the art, where funds permit. (Biography/Picture book. 5-8)"
From an ``internationally known folk artist,'' a series of carefully composed images representing the most significant and/or best-known points in Lincoln's life. Read full book review >
A FINE FAT PIG by Mary Ann Hoberman
Released: March 15, 1991

"The poems do make good companions to the naive paintings, whose bold forms and colors will especially appeal to young children while their elders enjoy the exquisite balance of the vibrant tones.~(Poetry/Picture bool. 2+)"
Fourteen paintings of animals in a modern ``folk art'' style, accompanied by amusing, deftly phrased verse that seems to have been devised for the art, rather than the reverse: while Hoberman's usual wit and craftsmanship are in evidence, the book as a whole has less unity than her other popular titles (A House Is a House for Me, 1978). Read full book review >