Books by Shulamith Levey Oppenheim

ALI AND THE MAGIC STEW by Shulamith Levey Oppenheim
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2001

"And the references to Allah may stimulate conversation. (Picture book. 5-9)"
Oppenheim (Yanni Rubbish, 1999, etc.) employs familiar motifs to craft a story with the feel of a folktale. Read full book review >
YANNI RUBBISH by Shulamith Levey Oppenheim
Released: Feb. 1, 1999

"The somber tones used early in the book give way to the cheerful blue of the newly painted wagon; the troubles are not over, but it's clear that Yanni and his family will more than endure. (Picture book. 5-8)"
A resonant story unfolds quickly under Oppenheim's sure hand. Read full book review >
I LOVE YOU, BUNNY RABBIT by Shulamith Levey Oppenheim
ANIMALS
Released: Jan. 1, 1995

"Although Moore's illustrations are unremarkable, this book is quietly compelling. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Oppenheim (Fireflies for Nathan, 1994, etc.) presents a mild little tale about a boy's sense of devotion, which he teaches to his mother. Read full book review >
FIREFLIES FOR NATHAN by Shulamith Levey Oppenheim
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 1, 1994

"A lyrical story that captures the feeling of childhood summers. (Picture book. 4+)"
When six-year old Nathan goes to visit his grandparents in the country, he wants to know what his father was like as a six-year- old boy. Read full book review >
IBLIS by Shulamith Levey Oppenheim
adapted by Shulamith Levey Oppenheim, illustrated by Ed Young
NONFICTION
Released: April 1, 1994

"A beautiful and powerful offering. (Nonfiction/Picture book. 4+)"
A retelling of the Fall, based on an Islamic version dating from the ninth century. Read full book review >
THE LILY CUPBOARD by Shulamith Levey Oppenheim
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 30, 1992

"An exceptionally sensitive and effective portrayal of a difficult subject. (Picture book. 6-8)"
The author of Appleblossom (p. 20), a Passover story set in Eastern Europe, re-creates a more somber chapter from the Jewish experience. Read full book review >