Books by Miriam Chaikin

ANGEL SECRETS by Miriam Chaikin
FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2005

"Includes a note about the stories, an author's introduction and sources and references. (Nonfiction. 9-12)"
This charming collection of stories is based on Jewish legends that teach that the Holy of Holies created links between Heaven and earth. Read full book review >
ALEXANDRA’S SCROLL by Miriam Chaikin
FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2002

"1480, etc.) colorful, soft-focus illustrations include a historical map of Judea. (author's note, afterword) (Fiction. 10-13)"
Historical fiction for children is full of characters like Alexandra—a plucky young girl with 21st-century attitudes. Read full book review >
DON’T STEP ON THE SKY by Miriam Chaikin
POETRY
Released: April 1, 2001

"EWSLUGp1998. (Poetry. 6-10)"
Chaikin (Clouds of Glory, 1998, etc.) defines haiku in traditional form in her introduction and goes on to say that today haiku does not always follow that three-line, seventeen-syllable model. Read full book review >
CLOUDS OF GLORY by Miriam Chaikin
FICTION
Released: March 23, 1998

"Frampton's woodcut illustrations recall amber and stained glass, making memorable stories that, with their rhythm and sense of mystery, have universal appeal. (notes, further reading) (Folklore. 9-12)"
With energy and verve, Chaikin (Children's Bible Stories, 1993, etc.) retells stories about God, angels, and the creation of the world, taken from the Midrashim and other Jewish lore, from Genesis up to the sacrifice of Abraham. Read full book review >
CHILDREN'S BIBLE STORIES by Miriam Chaikin
RELIGION
Released: Feb. 1, 1993

"The appealing jacket features the Peaceable Kingdom with a child astride a flower-bedecked lion; a portion of the proceeds will be donated to Save the Children. (Nonfiction. 6-10)"
 Twenty-six of the best known Old Testament stories—Adam and Eve, Noah, Samson and Delilah, David and Goliath, Jonah, Daniel in the lion's den, etc.—skillfully condensed and paraphrased, yet retaining their inherent drama: an impressive example of high- quality bookmaking that is far less wordy and more beautiful than most Bible story collections. Read full book review >
MENORAHS, MEZUZAS, AND OTHER JEWISH SYMBOLS by Miriam Chaikin
Released: Oct. 29, 1990

A thoughtful, informative look at the origins and use of traditional religious symbols. Read full book review >