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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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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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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MUSEUM TRIP by Barbara Lehman
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 22, 2006

"It's a playfully subtle celebration of the possibilities offered by seemingly dry and dusty museums and, like museums, entirely worthy of several lengthy visits. (Picture book. 4-10)"
Following on the Caldecott Honor-winning The Red Book (2004) is another mindbending foray into a wordless metafictive narrative. Read full book review >

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ADÈLE AND SIMON by Barbara McClintock
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 7, 2006

"Très magnifique! (Picture book. 5-8)"
Set against scenes of early 20th-century Paris, this engaging, reverse cumulative story follows a girl and her young brother when she picks him up from school. Read full book review >

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THE FANTASTIC DRAWINGS OF DANIELLE by Barbara McClintock
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1996

"The pen- and-ink-and-watercolor illustrations are beautifully done, especially the ones that show the world magically transformed in Danielle's eye. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Danielle's adored Papa is a rumpled, bespectacled photographer in turn-of-the-century Paris. Read full book review >

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THE BATTLE OF LUKE AND LONGNOSE by Barbara McClintock
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 1994

"A superb and inventive book by a truly talented illustrator. (Fiction/Picture book. 4-8)"
While Luke is asleep, his toy soldiers and elegant cardboard theater blow up and become life-sized. Read full book review >

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CINDERELLA by Barbara McClintock
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2005

"Charming. (source note) (Picture book/fairy tale. 5-8)"
McClintock adapts Charles Perrault's version of the familiar tale, taking inspiration from the fashionable pretensions of the court of Louis XIV for her richly detailed watercolor and line illustrations. Read full book review >

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CINDERELLA (AS IF YOU DIDN’T ALREADY KNOW THE STORY) by Barbara Ensor
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 13, 2006

A fun modern spin on Cinderella, told by a sassy narrator, that delivers an insider's scoop on this familiar tale. Read full book review >

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FRED'S BEDS by Barbara Samuels
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 10, 2014

"Clever and charming. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Fred the beagle loves to nap, and he can sleep anywhere—in a shopping bag or a pile of old newspapers or a slightly soggy bath towel. But even he can't nap through a noisy birthday party. Read full book review >