Search Results: "Barbara Rogasky"


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HISTORY
Released: Aug. 15, 2002

"Clearly written, comprehensive, sensitive, and nuanced: an indispensable resource. (bibliography, footnotes, time line, photo credits, index) (Nonfiction. 12+)"
The reissue of the 1988 first edition freshens up the format (the lines have more space between them, making the text easier to read) and adds new information to this monumentally important history of the Holocaust. Read full book review >

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BARBARA BUSH by Rose Blue
BIOGRAPHY
Released: June 1, 1991

"Illustrations not seen; chronology; further reading; index. (Biography. 11+)"
An entry in the ``Contemporary Women'' series pays admiring tribute to its subject: Blue and Naden cast every aspect of the First Lady's life in a glow. Read full book review >

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LEAF BY LEAF by Barbara Rogasky
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

"Despite the occasional difficulty in reading the text over the pictures, Henley's quote could apply to these lovely images. (Poetry. 5-9)"
There's a marvelous sense of composition to this attractive volume: the pictures and the poetry are tightly bound together in image and evocation. Read full book review >

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FICKLE BARBARA by Satomi Ichikawa
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 14, 1993

"The last (copyright) page discloses that the text here is by Patricia Lee Gauch; even if the idea is Ichikawa's, it would be more honest to credit Gauch, at least as coauthor, on the title page. (Picture book. 4-8)"
``Ballerina Bear Barbara'' is one of many bears living in the room of a Parisian child. Read full book review >

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BARBARA BUSH by Pamela Kilian
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 12, 1992

"An informative biography, then, but not definitive. (Sixteen-page photo insert— not seen.)"
Not an authorized biography, but longtime journalist Kilian (What Was Watergate?, YA, 1990) has assembled enough quotes from friends, family, and Mrs. Bush herself to create a lively and credible portrait of this immensely popular First Lady. Read full book review >

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DYBBUK by Barbara Rogasky
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 15, 2005

"Rogasky's retelling, seemingly narrated by an oral storyteller, is strong and to the point and filled with Yiddish and Hebrew words, inflections and religious references; Fisher's monochromatic paintings of shtetl life are vigorous and dramatic. (Folklore. 11-14)"
From Jewish folklore comes this tale of a restless spirit that enters the body of a living being. Read full book review >

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LIGHT AND SHADOW by Myra Cohn Livingston
POETRY
Released: April 15, 1992

Fourteen well-composed color photos explore the interplay of light and dark in intriguingly varied settings—the cool blue of the ocean at twilight or the fiery glow of sunrise; a campfire glow or a stream's midday shimmer; a funhouse mirror or a cascade of shining coins from a toll machine, silhouetted—by some alchemy—against black. Read full book review >

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THE GOLEM by Barbara Rogasky
adapted by Barbara Rogasky, illustrated by Trina Schart Hyman
FAIRY TALES, FOLKTALES AND MYTHS
Released: Oct. 15, 1996

"The art- -full-page and spot illustrations in full color—lends not only a sense of place and excitement, but mythic grandeur as well. (Folklore. 8+)"
The Golem walks the streets again, in the crafty conjuring of Rogasky (Smoke and Ashes, 1988) and the evocative illustrations of Hyman. Read full book review >

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AUDREY AND BARBARA by Janet Lawson
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2002

"Of course. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Audrey wants to go to India. Read full book review >